EU Preparing More Syria Sanctions (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/31/12)
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday he is working
with partners in other European Union countries to impose additional
sanctions on Syria, without the approval of the UN Security Council.
Speaking from Istanbul, Hague warned that Syria was moving closer to
an "all-out civil war," ITV News reported.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explained to an audience in
Copenhagen that Russia is blocking an international intervention in
"One of our great dilemmas is that the action that we took part in in
Libya… had the United Nations´ support, so thereby you had the
international support, and we do not yet have that," she explained.
"We have very strong opposition from Russia and China, but it´s
primarily Russia," she added. "The Syrians are not going to listen to
us. They will listen maybe to the Russians, so we have to keep
"[The Russians] are telling me they don´t want to see a civil war. I
have been telling them their policy is going to help to contribute to
a civil war," she said.
Also on Thursday, a Syrian general said preliminary results of an
ongoing investigation into the Houla massacre showed that it was
carried out by "terrorist armed groups." General Qasem Jamal Suleiman
said the "terrorists" had carried out the killing in order to
persuade the outside world that Syria was sliding into civil war and
to cause an external intervention. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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