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Bildt: EU sanctions for repression in Syria

Published söndag 8 maj 2011 kl 16.55
Protests continue in Syria

On his way to a meeting about the Arab world in Doha, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has noted on Twitter: “Repression worsening in Syria. Reports of more than 1000 dead. Sectarian clashes in Cairo. Misrata still in danger.”

In his blog, Bildt comments that more than 1000 people can have died in Syria, and “we don’t know how many have been imprisoned”. He says the EU will now decide on sanctions and restrictions aimed at those who are immediately responsible for the repression in Syria.

The Swedish foreign minister writes that his role in the Doha Forum will be to discuss the role of the European Union in the not uncomplicated changes sweeping the region.

Commenting on the recent attacks on Christians in Egypt, Bildt welcomes that the Egyptian government is taking the situation seriously, and notes that Egypt’s Prime Minister has cancelled his participation in the Doha meeting.

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