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  5/2/2014, Iyar 2, 5774

Obama and Merkel Threaten Russia with Tougher Sanctions


U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tougher and broader new sanctions against Russia on Friday, if Moscow doesn't quickly change its disruptive behavior.

"We will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more-severe sanctions" if Russia disrupts a presidential election in Ukraine scheduled for May 25, Obama said at a news conference with Merkel outside the White House, according to The Associated Press (AP).

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