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The top diplomats of the United States and the European Union are discussing "additional steps" to pressure Syria into halting its widely deplored crackdown on peaceful protests.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Catherine Ashton, foreign policy chief of the European Union, spoke to reporters Tuesday in Washington about the clampdown.
"I think we're all very aware that the situation is so grave that it's now in a situation where we need to consider all of the options," Ashton said.