11 Aug '11, 11pm

"China, India urged to pressure Syria", AFP - Channel News Asia, #Syria #China #India

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged China, Russia and India to step up pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to curtail his government's brutal crackdown on protests. In an interview with CBS News, Clinton suggested that China and India impose energy sanctions on Syria while she urged Russia to stop selling arms to Damascus, which has bought arms from Moscow for decades. "What we really need to do to put the pressure on Assad is to sanction the oil and gas industry. And we want to see Europe take more steps in that direction," Clinton said. "And we want China to take steps with us. We want to see India, because India and China have large energy investments inside of Syria. We want to see Russia cease selling arms to the Assad regime," the top US diplomat said. Clinton's spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters earlier that she did n...

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