14 killed in Syria as EU agrees on sanctions, oil embargo

First time EU will target Syrian industry; analysts say sanctions may have only limited impact on Assad's access to funds; crackdown continues.

By REUTERS
September 2, 2011 20:06
2 minute read.
Girl holds poster of Assad

Girl holds poster of Assad311. (photo credit: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters)

AMMAN - The European Union decided to impose sanctions on Syrian oil exports on Friday, saying President Bashar Assad was massacring his own countrymen, as 14 more protesters were killed.

"The sanctions have been agreed," an official said in the Polish resort of Sopot where EU foreign ministers met to set out their response to Assad's military crackdown on five months of protests against his 11-year rule.

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