Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Syria Violence: West Ups Pressure On Russia

The West, led by France and the US, has increased the pressure on Russia to stop sending arms to Syria, as anti-government demonstrators take to the streets of Damascus.

France followed the UN in describing the conflict in Syria as civil war, and insisted on an end of weapon exports to the country.

"We are calling for a complete halt to arms exports to the Syrian regime as asked by joint United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan before the Security Council last week," a foreign ministry spokesman said. Read More