The German government called Friday for tougher action by the UN Security Council against Damascus and for Russia to join moves against the Assad regime in the wake of the latest massacre in Syria dpa reported
Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Berlin was "outraged" by the killings and demanded that Syrian President Baschar al-Assad stand down.
"A leadership that permits such acts in its country, has lost all legitimacy," said Seibert.
"It's completely inconceivable for a political solution to end the conflict with Assad at the head of Syria," Seibert said. "New, tougher measures must now be envisaged."
Seibert added that Russia, which is Damascus' key ally, had a special responsibility. "The decisive role for pursuing further developments in Syria will be played by the UN Security Council," said Seibert.