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U.N. Veto Spurs Syria Sanction Push

By NOUR MALAS And MARC CHAMPION The Syrian opposition and governments that support it pushed ahead on Wednesday with efforts to pressure President Bashar al-Assad to halt his crackdown on protesters, after the failure of a United Nations resolution condemning the violence. The steps came amid signs that some sanctions are having an effect on the Assad regime. Enlarge ImageClose Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, which borders Syria and is seen to have some economic and diplomatic leverage, said his country would move ahead with sanctions despite the failure of the U.N. measure, which was vetoed by Russia and China at the Security Council on Tuesday. “The veto [of the resolution]…