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'Friends of Syria' meet to consider tougher measures

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'Friends of Syria' meet to consider tougher measures


Arab and European foreign ministers of the ‘Friends of Syria’ group meet in Paris today to consider stepping up pressure on the Assad Regime.

With the Kofi Annan brokered ceasefire being undermined daily, the leader of the opposition Syrian National Council, Burhan Ghalioun is hoping for tougher sanctions but is also looking for alternative strategies.

“I think we need to go back to the idea of protecting the civilians, it was done in Kosovo and elsewhere. There is no reason why after fourteen months of organised, collective and systematic killing that the international community should not be looking at a plan that could help people to protect themselves,” said Ghalioun.

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