January 18th, 2012
10:17 AM ET

Europe planning new Syria sanctions

The European Union is planning further sanctions against Syria, spokesman Michael Mann said Wednesday, as Syria continues its crackdown on anti-government protesters.

The union will place restrictions on 22 more individuals and eight more companies starting on Monday, said a source familiar with the decision who asked not to be named talking about an announcement that had not yet been made.

European nations have been pushing for tough measures against Syria, where more than 5,000 people have been killed since demonstrations began in March last year, according to the United Nations.


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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    The USA needs to stay out of Syria.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I agree, JIF.

    January 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    5000 people that is more than some American towns. Sanctions are good,at this time. We need to stop messing around and use something other than oil. The longer we wait the longer we are beholden to oil rich nations.

    January 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar The Chorizo Champ of Chihuahua

    FACT CHECK: There are no Americans in Syria! They like to send to long missiles through the humid air above the palm trees down there. They send them out to other places.

    January 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bob Kat

    I think Assad should totally trim his mustache and go for the Hitler look. It's back in style among people's democratic republican tyrants.

    January 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I'll say it again:
    No es mi problema.

    January 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Candice

    A wife and kids is a good cover up for a closeted problem.just admit that you are an angree gay. Oh they could make a video game of your life, although just a certain crowd would buy it.

    January 18, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |


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