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Sarkozy condemns Syrian leaders

Sarkozy condemns Syrian leaders
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy has attacked Syrian leaders’ treatment of their own people on the second day of the G8 summit in Deauville.

His comments came after four more anti-government protesters were killed during late night demonstrations.

Sarkozy explained that the G8 leaders condemned the treatment of those who want to see change. He said “The situation is unacceptable and the government’s behaviour is shocking. The terms of the final declaration of the G8 are clear about the condemnation of the Syrian power against peaceful protesters.”

He clarified plans for the European Union to give 28 billion euros to the emerging Middle East and North African democracies.

In relation to events in Libya, Sarkozy said it was not possible to mediate with Gaddafi – and that he had to go.

He also spoke of the renewed partnership with Africa, the strength of the Euro and the importance of tackling climate change.