Russia says no more sanctions pressure needed on Syria

MOSCOW- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday that he saw no need for additional pressure on Syria, signaling Russia will not support Western efforts to impose UN sanctions on President Bashar Assad.
"At the moment there is already a large number of sanctions against Syria, from the European Union and the United States, and so additional pressure now is absolutely not needed in this direction," Medvedev said at a briefing with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the Kremlin.
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