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Russia’s Lavrov condemns EU oil sanctions on Syria

Posted By yihan On September 3, 2011 @ 1:48 am In World News | Comments Disabled

BBC [1]
Saturday, September 3, 2011

Russia has condemned the EU’s move to step up sanctions on Syria by banning imports of its oil, amid ongoing protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the sanctions would “lead to nothing good”.

Oil accounts for about 25% of Syria’s income and EU member states take about 95% of its oil exports.

At least 14 people were reportedly killed on Friday as protesters again came out in force across the country.

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[1] BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14773800

[2] Syria sanctions planned by US after Deraa assault: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-sanctions-planned-by-us-after-deraa-assault.html

[3] Syria given 24 hours to sign Arab League deal or face sanctions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-given-24-hours-to-sign-arab-league-deal-or-face-sanctions.html

[4] Russia declares ‘red line’ on Syria sanctions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-declares-red-line-on-syria-sanctions.html

[5] US House passes Iran sanctions bill to slash oil exports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-house-passes-iran-sanctions-bill-to-slash-oil-exports.html

[6] Iran official: Nuclear talks must end economic sanctions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-official-nuclear-talks-must-end-economic-sanctions.html

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