Gulf states call for rapid Syria political transition

AFP
December 25, 2012
Rebel fighters aim their weapons at regime forces on the front line in the old city of Aleppo on December 21, 2012
<p>Rebel fighters aim their weapons at regime forces on the front line in the old city of Aleppo on December 21, 2012. Representatives of the six oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council states called in a joint statement on Tuesday for a rapid political transition in war-torn Syria.</p>

]Representatives of the six oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council states called in a joint statement on Tuesday for a rapid political transition in war-torn Syria.

The GCC states expressed "deep sadness over the continued shedding of blood by the regime and the destruction of cities and infrastructure, making political transition a demand which must be rapidly implemented."