Sunday, June 19, 2011

U.S. seeks Libya formula for Syria, EU sets sanctions

to pressure its regime to end a bloody crackdown on dissent, a senior administration official said Friday.

The official said other measures, including sanctions targeting the country's oil and gas sector, 
were being considered as part of a broader diplomatic campaign to increase pressure on Syria's President Bashar Assad. 

"Other things we are looking into is whether there are ground for charges related to war crimes, whether referrals on that are appropriate," said one official.

"And we're also looking at additional economic steps, and one in particular has to do with the oil and gas sector in Syria."

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