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The United States sanctioned Al Assad and his wife as part of a new campaign to suffocate the Syrian regime

June 17, 2020

The US government announced on Wednesday sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife as part of a “new ongoing political and economic pressure campaign” to deprive the regime of the income and support it allows. Go on with the war and commit massive atrocities against the Syrians. “

In a statement, the State Department and the Treasury announced the appointment of 39 people and organizations under the new “Cesar Law”, which came into force on Wednesday after it was ratified by President Donald Trump on December last.

“We appoint the architect of this condition, Bashar al Assad, and his wife Asma,” they said, stating that he was also among the punished Maher al Assad, the president’s brother, and the fourth division of the Syrian army he commanded .

The United States sanctioned Al Assad and his wife as part of a new campaign to suffocate the Syrian regimeThe United States sanctioned Al Assad and his wife as part of a new campaign to suffocate the Syrian regime

“We will continue this campaign in the coming weeks and months against people and companies who support the Al-Assad regime and hinder a political and peaceful solution to the conflict,” the US government has promised to ensure that the sanctions are not stop “until Al Assad and his regime end its brutal and unnecessary war against the Syrians” and agree to a “political solution”.

“As of today, the ‘Caesar Law’ sanctions are in full force. Anyone doing business with the Al-Assad regime, anywhere in the world, may face travel restrictions and financial sanctions.” warned before stressing that both the regime and its supporters “have an easy choice: take irreversible steps towards a lasting political solution” or “face devastating new sanctions”.