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Friday June 9th

Syrian regime defies calls to step down, sanctions

BEIRUT (MCT) — Pressure was mounting Monday on the embattled regime of President Bashar Assad as European foreign ministers agreed to extend sanctions against Syria and King Abdullah of Jordan called on Assad to step down.

Syria remained defiant, however. “The Syrian people should not be worried because Syria is not Libya,” the country’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, said in a nationally televised address.

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