Nightly News   |  July 08, 2012

Clinton to Syria: Time is running out

With another 30 Syrians killed Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that time is running out for President Bashar al-Assad. NBC’s Martin Fletcher reports.

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>>> to syria where the deadly crisis shows no sign of ending. today there was tough talk from the united states and syria 's president. martin fletcher is following the story from cairo for us tonight. good evening.

>> reporter: good evening. speaking of japan, secretary of state hillary clinton warned syria that time is running out for president assad and the estate of syria could collapse.

>> not only will fewer people die but there's a chance to save the syrian state from a catastrophic assault that would be very dangerous not only to syria but to the region.

>> reporter: and with another 100 syrians killed today the u.n. special envoy said the mission is a failure. assad isn't climbing down. military exercises this weekend his armed forces were defending syria from outside aggression. he found support in iran, syria 's closest ally and warned catastrofy if there is no solution soon. assad said he is not afraid of meeting the same fate of the leaders of egypt and libya.