King of Jordan calls on Syrian president to step down
King Abdullah of Jordan has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to begin a "new era of dialogue" and step down, the BBC reported Monday.
"I believe, if I were in his shoes, I would step down," the king told BBC World News in an exclusive interview.
"I would step down and make sure whoever comes behind me has the ability to change the status quo that we're seeing," said Abdullah.
If the Syrian president had the interest of his country at heart he would step down while also creating an "ability to reach out and start a new phase of Syrian political life," the king told the BBC.