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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