EU renews sanctions against Syria

The European Union on February 18 renewed sanctions against Syria for a further three months
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Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski (R) shows a book he offered to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on February 18, 2013 before a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels. The European Union on February 18 renewed sanctions against Syria for a further three months but amended the package to enable greater assistance to civilians. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Former United Nations (UN) prosecutor and member of a UN-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, Swiss Carla del Ponte looks on during a press conference on February 18, 2013 in Geneva. The International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria, former UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Former United Nations (UN) prosecutor and member of a UN-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, Swiss Carla del Ponte (L) looks her document next to spokesperson of Human Rights Council, Rolando Gomez during a press conference on February 18, 2013 in Geneva. The International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria, former UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton rings the bell before a Foreign Affairs Council at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 18, 2013. European foreign ministers discuss renewing sanctions on Syria and the possibly of lifting an arms embargo. Talks will also focus on the Mali crisis and Zimbabwe. (AFP/Getty Images)
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French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius arrives before a Foreign Affairs Council at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 18, 2013. European foreign ministers discuss renewing sanctions on Syria and the possibly of lifting an arms embargo. Talks will also focus on the Mali crisis and Zimbabwe. (AFP/Getty Images)
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton (L) speaks with Luxemburger Foreign minister Jean Asselborn during a Foreign Affairs Council at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 18, 2013. European foreign ministers discuss renewing sanctions on Syria and the possibly of lifting an arms embargo. Talks will also focus on the Mali crisis and Zimbabwe. (AFP/Getty Images)
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High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton (L) speaks with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (R) during a Foreign Affairs Council at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 18, 2013. European foreign ministers discuss renewing sanctions on Syria and the possibly of lifting an arms embargo. Talks will also focus on the Mali crisis and Zimbabwe. (AFP/Getty Images)
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German Foreign minister Guido Westerwelle speaks to the press before a Foreign Affairs Council at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 18, 2013. European foreign ministers discuss renewing sanctions on Syria and the possibly of lifting an arms embargo. Talks will also focus on the Mali crisis and Zimbabwe. (AFP/Getty Images)
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British Foreign Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague arrives before a Foreign Affairs Council at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on February 18, 2013. European foreign ministers discuss renewing sanctions on Syria and the possibly of lifting an arms embargo. Talks will also focus on the Mali crisis and Zimbabwe. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Former United Nations (UN) Swiss prosecutor and member of a UN-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, Carla del Ponte looks on during a press conference on February 18, 2013 in Geneva. The International Criminal Court should be called in to probe war crimes in Syria, former UN prosecutor Carla del Ponte said on February 18. (AFP/Getty Images)