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Japan is considering providing more aid to ease the suffering in Syria as the regime’s violent attempt to put down an uprising continues, Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba said Thursday.

In a meeting with Burhan Ghalioun, the leader of a major Syrian opposition group, Genba expressed Japan’s intention to work closely with the international community to carry out more humanitarian aid and crank up the pressure on the regime of President Bashar Assad to stop using force against civilians.

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