Washington: The US administration has asked for a political dialogue to the leaders of Yemen and Syria to resolve the issue of violence against demonstrators in their countries.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that Obama Administration, "urges the leaders of these countries to pursue peace and political dialogue with broad swaths of their country.”
 
Carney said that the US urges upon the Syrian government to pursue a non-violent path and political dialogue because stability and future of the region depends upon the decision by governments to listen to their people and to act on their legitimate aspirations.

He further said, "We ask the governments to open up their systems so that the people of these nations can have a greater stake in the future of their country and their own futures.”

 The US is also deeply disturbed by the arbitrary arrests of human rights activists in Syria and urged them to cease that practice, Carney said.

He said that US is working with governments in the region, advising them on what it thinks they should do, the right course of action, the political dialogue, the non-violent response to these protests.

 

(Agencies)