Syria condemns EU sanctions, says targets security

BEIRUT - Syria condemned sanctions imposed on Monday by the European Union on Syrian President Bashar Assad and other senior officials over violence against pro-democracy protesters.
"The European Union decisions have the same purpose as those issued by the United States and they intend a clear and blatant interference in Syria's internal affairs and an attempt to destabilize its security," an official source was quoted as saying on state news agency SANA.