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US imposes harshest sanctions against Syria on Wednesday

On Wednesday, the United States imposed its harshest sanctions against Syria aimed at withholding revenues from the country’s authorities led by President Bashar al-Assad, to prevent him from achieving a “military victory” in the war that has continued since 2011.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Kraft, told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that the United States will implement the so-called “Caesar Act to protect civilians in Syria”, which U.S. President Donald Trump signed on December 20, 2019, and aims to deter “bad parties that continue to help and finance the atrocities of the Assad regime against the Syrian people while they simply achieve wealth for themselves,” according to the text of the legislation.

Kraft said the U.S. government will impose its new sanctions on Syria “in order to prevent the Assad regime from achieving a military victory.”

“Our goal is to deprive the Assad regime of the revenue and support it used to commit widespread atrocities and human rights violations that prevent a political solution and seriously reduce the prospects for peace,” Kraft added.

Russia, China and Syria have strongly criticized the U.S. plan to impose more sanctions unilaterally, especially at a time when the Arab country is going through a severe economic crisis.

Russia’s delegate to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, said that the United States reaffirmed that “the purpose of these measures is to overthrow the legitimate authorities in Syria,” stressing that the new sanctions “will strike ordinary civilians.”

In turn, China’s delegate to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said that the U.S. is taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to further harm Syria for the purpose of regime change.

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Haeul
Haeul
June 18, 2020

This is monsterous! Well done, Trump, you’ve let the Swamp get away with it, ywt again.

Sally Snyder
Sally Snyder
June 18, 2020

As shown in this article, Washington has adopted a scorched earth policy when it comes to dealing with Syria:
 
http://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2020/06/scorched-earth-in-syria-washingtons-new.html

Fact of the Matter
Fact of the Matter
Reply to  Sally Snyder
June 19, 2020

Syria, Venezuela, same tactics. Same sickness.

Fact of the Matter
Fact of the Matter
June 19, 2020

Sure, why not? Germany harbors mass-murdering terrorists in its bosom while Trump follows in Obama’s footsteps, trying to make Syria their comfy home. World’s totally f____d up.

America's Bran of Real Politik
America's Bran of Real Politik
Reply to  Fact of the Matter
June 19, 2020

PS: ‘Brand’
 
Either you’re (a terrorist) with us or you’re (a terrorist) against us.
 
If the former, welcome aboard. If the latter, welcome to the waterboard.
 

Last edited 15 days ago by America's Bran of Real Politik
Turpid Waters
Turpid Waters
Reply to  America's Bran of Real Politik
June 19, 2020

Realpolitik? I was taught from the 2nd grade on that’s nothing more than hypocritical turpitude.

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