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Cameron: World must stop Syria carnage 'on our watch'

Barack Obama (R) and David Cameron meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, May 13, 201
US President Barack Obama (R) and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, May 13, 2013. Cameron said Monday that world leaders must do everything in their power to stop the bloodshed in Syria, aft

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday that world leaders must do everything in their power to stop the bloodshed in Syria, after more than two years of conflict.

"Syria's history is being written in the blood of her people, and it is happening on our watch. The world urgently needs to come together to bring the killing to an end," Cameron told a joint news conference with US President Barack Obama.

Obama said that he and Cameron had agreed to "increase the pressure" on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with his departure the goal.

"We're going to continue our efforts to increase pressure on the Assad regime, to provide humanitarian aid (...) to strengthen the moderate opposition and to prepare for a democratic Syria without Bashar al-Assad," Obama said.

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