October 11, 2011 12:51:28 am
The European Union is intensifying its contacts with the nascent Syrian opposition,the Syrian National Council,at the same time that it is moving to widen sanctions against the regime of President Bashar Assad. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said a third round of measures will be necessary especially after Assads disappointing speech over the weekend in which he criticised alleged foreign intervention in the country.
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