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 Britain to urge G7 countries to impose new sanctions against Russia

At a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in Lucca, Italy, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is set to demand further tightening of sanctions against Russia in response to the latest events in Syria unless Moscow ceases to support Damascus.

Censor.NET reports citing The Times.

Johnson ordered the preparation of relevant papers for a meeting that starts today. He stressed these should be "very punitive sanctions".

The Russian embassy in London suggested that if Moscow received an ultimatum from western powers this week it could lead to "real war".

Russia and Iran warned jointly yesterday that they would "respond with force" if there were further US attacks in Syria.

Read more: Assad's allies say US attack crosses 'red lines'

Earlier Boris Johnson canceled his visit to Russia due to the recent developments in Syria.

He noted London regrets Russia's continued support for the Assad regime even after a chemical airstrike against innocent civilians.
 
 
 
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