Syrian regime faces EU condemnation
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gives a speech at Damascus University in Syria on June 20, 2011.
June 24th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Syrian regime faces EU condemnation

The European Union is drafting a declaration on Syria that could call into question the "legitimacy" of the Bashar al-Assad regime, and injuries have been reported as more anti-government demonstrations erupted across the country on Friday.

A representative for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said European Union leaders are preparing a final declaration on Syria on Friday.

A line in the draft version says that "Syrian authorities by choosing aggression instead of broad reforms are calling into question the legitimacy of the regime" but that line is subject to change.

This comes a day after the alliance voted Thursday to expand sanctions against Syria by freezing the assets of seven people and four businesses with connections to the regime.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This is, as I just advocated regarding Libya, caused by the USA's acting with European nations in its own interests.
    However, I doubt that opposition to the current Syrian regime was caused by anything more just than the rabble rousing that led to the Russian revolution that started the disaster of Soviet Communism.

    June 24, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    No! Not the dreaded UN resolution. OMg! What to do? How many UN resolutions have there been against Israel for their illegal nuclear weapons program? I lost count @87. And that was years ago. Nothing has come of it. (I miss you still Rachel Corriem

    June 24, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    (Rachel Corrie) rather. Carry on.

    June 24, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    Good grief Joey,you've said it all! The right-wing thugs in Washington control it all. They have their dirty controlling paws on NATO. This has to stop. It's as simple as that!

    June 24, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. RuffNutt

    Good post banasy,thank you.

    June 24, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Let's make ourselves a list of well-known left-wing thugs, reminding ourselves that a thug is a thug...even if he changes his political affiliatian. A man does not magically stop cheating on his wife as a result of flip-flopping his party affiliation, in other words.

    June 24, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Not this time, troll.

    June 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This is the EU hypocrisy at it's worst ever. They rant and rave against Mohammar Qadaffy but remain stone silent when it comes to that cursed Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen. I guess that they just don't to hurt neither Barack Obama's nor hilary Clinton's feelings!!!

    June 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz

    You are not fooling anybody Joey's troll. You sound so ignorant compared to the real Joey.

    June 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
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