The United States on Thursday will call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, senior U.S. officials tell CNN.
The White House was expected to release a statement confirming the move, followed by a formal announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The move has been closely coordinated with European and Arab allies and would come one day after al-Assad told the head of the United Nations that military and police operations against anti-government protesters have stopped, according to a statement released by the Secretary-General's office.
There have been calls from many nations, including Saudi Arabia, to get al-Assad to stop his regime's brutality against his people who are seeking democratic reforms.
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