France says EU to adopt new sanctions on Syria on Monday

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April 20, 2012, 2:32 p.m. | World — by Reuters

People chant slogans against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime during a demonstration in Kafar Taharim, northern Syria.
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PARIS, April 20 (Reuters) - The European Union will adopt new sanctions against Syria on Monday in light of continued bloodshed despite a week-old ceasefire, France's Foreign Ministry said on Friday. "In the spirit of the Paris conference, sanctions will also be adopted," spokesman Bernard Valero told a weekly press briefing.

A "Friends of Syria" coalition meeting in Paris on Thursday called a U.N. backed peace plan the last hope to avoid all-out civil war in Syria and resolve the now 13-month-long crisis.

The new measures would restrict exports of two types of merchandise: luxury products and certain raw materials that could be "recycled to be used for repression."
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