AUSTIN (KXAN) - Mouna Hashem-Akil looked forward to Tuesday night’s speech from President Barack Obama. She hoped to hear American help was on the way to her native country.
But when the speech was over, Mouna had not heard what she wanted to hear.
“I’m very disappointed,” she said. “I need to see an end to the massacre that is happening in Syria.
Watching the speech with a few of her Syrian friends, Mouna was emotional as President Obama explained the dire situation in Syria to the American people, but delayed any intervention.
“There is no room for diplomacy anymore. It has been going on for 30 months and yet there is no solution to the crisis and the genocide,” said Mouna, a University of Texas student pursuing a degree in child psychology.
Her friend, Iyad Nahas agreed.
“I don’t think (the speech) explained why it is important for America to show its resolve,” said Nahas. “I do not think it was convincing enough.”
Mouna and Nahas do not feel a plan of action nor a firm timeline were set forth by President Obama.
Once she graduates from UT, Mouna hopes to use her child psychology degree to help Syrian children after the regime of Bashar Asaad has been toppled.
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