Sec. of State Calls for Syrian Arms Embargo

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has called for a new U.N. resolution authorizing an arms embargo and other stronger measures on Syria if it fails to abide by U.N.-backed cease-fire.
Clinton spoke Thursday at a meeting of top Western and Arab diplomats in Paris. She stopped short of calling for outside military intervention in Syria but said the time has come to impose more consequential measures.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said earlier Thursday that Syria was not honoring the cease-fire, which took effect last week, and that violence was escalating in the Arab country.
Any attempt to push for U.N. sanctions on Syria could meet resistance from Russia and China, which hold vetoes on the U.N. Security Council.


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