Syria heading to “point of no return,” Egyptian FM says

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammad Amr on Tuesday said he fears that revolt-hit Syria is "heading to the point of no return" and called for an immediate end to violence, the official news agency MENA reported.

"Egypt is following with extreme concern the dangerous deterioration of the situation in Syria," Amr said, expressing "his concern that the situation in Syria is heading to the point of no return," MENA reported.

Amr called for an "immediate end to shootings," adding that "reforms that are soaked in the blood of the martyrs who are dying daily are of no use," the agency reported.

He also called for a dialogue that would include "all segments of Syrian society" to help put an end to nearly five months of a deadly crackdown by the Syrian authorities on pro-democracy protesters.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has come under growing regional isolation in recent days with Arab leaders urging him to put an end to the bloodshed and as rights group say more than 2,000 have been killed in the crackdown since mid-March.

-AFP/NOW Lebanon

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