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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, speaking ahead of the European Council summit, said

“This summit should not miss the opportunity to put pressure on the Assad Regime.

“Escalating violence from the Syrian regime must be matched by escalating sanctions from the international community.

“If the UK Government is unable to get agreement in the UN Security Council they should focus tomorrow on delivering further sanctions against the regime through the European Union.”

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