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Syria increasingly isolated as Jordan calls on Assad to 'step down'

King Abdullah of Jordan has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should step down in the interest of his country.

"I believe, if I were in his shoes, I would step down," he has told BBC World News in an exclusive interview.

Neighbouring Jordan has been highly critical of Syria's crackdown on anti-government protesters in recent months

The Arab League voted on Saturday to suspend Syria's membership over its repression of months of protests.

Jon Leyne reports

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