France seeks EU sanctions on Syria's Assad

May 3, 2011 14:16

PARIS - France wants the European Union to impose sanctions on Syrian leaders including President Bashar Assad in response to the violent suppression of pro-democracy protests, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Tuesday.

"We are trying to act with our European partners," he told reporters. Asked if Assad should be included among targets of sanctions, he said: "That's what France wants."

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