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  10/12/2012, Tishrei 26, 5773

More EU Sanctions Against Syria

The European Union intends to impose more sanctions on Syria to harm President Bashar Al-Assad's ability to fund suppression of the anti-government uprising. Diplomats in Brussels said, Thursday, that the measures will come up for a vote on Monday at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

The new sanctions are aimed at Syria's airline, weapons industry and government officials. Twenty-eight of them, including ministers, won't be allowed to enter Europe and their European assets will be confiscated.