The European Union has decided to extend sanctions against Syria by one year, until June 1, 2019, the EU Council said in a statement on Monday.

“On 28 May 2018, the Council extended EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2019. Given the ongoing repression of the civilian population, the EU decided to maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters, in line with the EU strategy on Syria,” the document read.

The European Union introduced sanctions “against Syria and persons responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population” in May 2011, during the Arab Spring protests, which led to the ongoing civil war in the country.

In 2017 EU also imposed restrictions on Syrian officials who relate to the development an the use of chemical weapons in the country, with over 250 individuals targeted by the sanctions for the involvement in the development and use of chemical weapons against the civilian population.

Damascus strongly denied those accusations, also noting that the international organizations didn’t find any evidence of the chemical weapons development by the Syrian government.

In its turn, the US ruled out any American reconstruction support to Assad-controlled territories in the war-weary country.

Source: Sputnik

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death to eu – hypocrites

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The European Council is not even the EU!!! It’s ALL the countries on the continent : There are 47 countries in, incl Turkey, the Balkans, Ukraine, Russia, etc! And such decisions are NOT BINDING! Is Russia applying sanctions? And for EU members, does Italy applies sanctions? I think the Länder of Bavaria (Germany) has no sanction regime too. This means that a backdoor is absolutely open with the EU too as trade is absolutely feasible and once goods are in the EU, they circulate at will, so trade goes through these areas! Thus, in one way, we say what the… Read more »

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What you say refers to the Council of Europe , which is a completely different thing than the EU Council of Ministers , which usually rubber-stamps the pre-ordained decisions of the Banksters’ cartel that rules over EU institutions nowadays.

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EU sücks! All this büllshït due to the fact we’re in NATO with the fücking Yanks and Brits while we actually circumvent the sanctions with backdoors, especially Italy.
High time we accelerate the building of the EU-Army and send the Yanks packing!
Enough for me seeing the EU council acting like the Yes-men for the Yanks!

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“we’re in NATO” who is we ziojewboy?

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Most of EU countries are NATO, in case you wouldn’t know.
Sorry, I’m not Jew.
And I’m no more Zionist than Allah,
see surah 5.20-21 and 17.104

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Europe Council is NOT an EU institution, IMBECILE!!!!!
It’s a council with ALL countries within the European continent, even if some are only partly in Europe, e.g. Russia or Turkey. 47 countries participate.
Usually, they discuss only with human rights treaties and stuff like that, such announcement is non binding for any state and has nothing to do with the EU!!!!
Gosh, News Desk doesn’t even knows what he’s talking about!!!!
As usual!

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ok then go ahead and sanction rusia and iran too then you useful western idiots

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Russia is in Europe council!