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U.S.: Assad's Syria Constitution Promise 'Laughable'

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad takes part of a religious ceremony marking the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, at al-Rawda mosque, in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA) | AP
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ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday dismissed as "laugable" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's promise to hold a referendum on a new consitution that would lead to multi-party elections.

"It makes a mockery of the Syrian revolution," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One as U.S. President Barack Obama headed to Wisconsin.

"Promises of reforms have been usually followed by increase in brutality and have never been delivered upon by this regime since the beginning of peaceful demonstrations in Syria," he said. "The Assad regime's days are numbered."



(Reporting By Matt Spetalnick)

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