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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 11:38 AM

Clinton: "Friends Of Syria" Must Unite To Stop Russia, China "Blockading" Progress [View all]

Source: CBS

Updated at 11:09 a.m. ET

(CBS/AP) PARIS - The United States and its international allies called Friday for new, global sanctions against President Bashar Assad's regime, stepping up the pressure after the defection of a top general dealt a major blow to the Syrian leader.

The question, explains CBS News State Department correspondent Margaret Brennan, is whether Russia and China will finally and completely sever the financial lifeline which is keeping Assad in power. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said they've essentially given Assad a free pass by failing to implement sanctions and continuing to import Syrian oil.

Washington urged countries around the world to demand that the two countries force Assad to step down.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57467452/clinton-friends-of-syria-must-unite-to-stop-russia-china-blockading-progress/

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