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UN Syria Sanctions Draft Targets Assad And Others

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
A European and U.S. draft resolution obtained by Reuters calls for UN sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, 22 other Syrians, and the country's General Intelligence Directorate.

U.S. and European delegations hope to put the draft resolution to a vote in the 15 nation Security Council as soon as possible.

The sanctions are the Western nations' response to Damascus' five-month crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, which the United Nations says has left 2,200 civilians dead.
compiled from agency reports