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June 3rd, 2012
12:02 PM ET

Lugar and Warner on Syria

Sen. Dick Lugar and Sen. Mark Warner on the US's options in dealing with the bloodshed in Syria

“I would say specifically we ought to work with the Turks to set up some zones in Turkey's territory guarded by Turks that Syrians can retreat to, so-called safe zones. We ought to increase the sanctions on the government of Syria and the central bank sanctions as well as all others that people can cooperate in, to bring economic pressures, try to reinforce the diplomatic train. In other words, as opposed to dismissing Kofi Annan and the peace people, we ought to try to strengthen the hand so we get some talks going with the Syrian government.”


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