middle east

Bildt calls for UN action

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Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has called on the United Nations Security Council to take action on Syria.

Speaking to the international press at an EU meeting in Luxembourg, he says it is imperative that the Security Council "gets its act together" and expresses "the outrage of the world".

"Now is not the time to waver or sit on the fence, if you see the accelerating violence and repression and deaths that we se on the streets of Syria", he told reporters.

EU foreign ministers are preparing even tighter sanctions against the country, but Bildt adds this will not be enough.