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(TASS) The European Union’s new anti-Syrian sanctions are unjustified and serve the interests of terrorist groups, SANA news agency said on Tuesday citing the Syrian foreign ministry.

According to the Syrian foreign ministry, the sanctions were imposed before the completion of the investigation into the incident in Khan Sheikhoun where terrorists used chemical weapons against civilians on April 4.

It “reflects the imprudence of the EU officials and their insistence on supporting terrorist groups and misleading the international public opinion,” the ministry said, adding that EU countries turned down Damascus’ initiative to send an expert mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate the incidents in Khan Sheikhoun and al-Shairat airbase.

The ministry stressed that the Syrian government strongly condemns the European Unions’ new sanctions, which reveal Brussels policy of double standards in approaches to the present-day global crises and to global anti-terror efforts.

On Monday, foreign ministers of the European Union’s 28 member countries agreed further sanctions against Damascus and added eight Syrian top officials and eight Syrian scientists to its blacklist.

In May 2017, the European Union extended sanctions against the Syrian government for another year.

This is one of the biggest sanctions packaged ever imposed by the European Union.

The sanctions have been imposed in phases since 2012 and now they include a ban on imports of oil from Syria, supplies fuels and oil products to that country, restrictions on investments, a freeze of the Syrian Central Bank’s assets in the European Union, a ban on trade in dual-use technologies, as well as tools and equipment for monitoring or blocking telephone and internet traffic.

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Apart from that, the European Union blacklisted 255 Syrian individuals and 67 legal entities.

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http://tass.com/world/956846

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Piero
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This is not my Europe. Soon or late we all must reach Bruxelles and clarify everythings. As eu citizen I say “Not in my name!!”

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The question I ask myself about this :
– Does Syrian Central Bank kept assets/invests? Dubious!
– Does Syria exports fossil products to the EU nowadays? Dubious
– Does Syria uses EU-made dual technologies or media control tools? Dubious.
– Do these 255 individuals travel? Dubious.

In conclusion, this looks more symbolic and probably to please US and due to the presence of UK, Poland which is (has always been?) anti-Russian and some little countries acting as US lackeys.
Any way, the back door is surely still open through Italy and Bavaria, in other terms : typical EU smokescreen.

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And yet, there’s a *huge* symbolic intent in this new round of sanctions: Among the “new entries” of sanctioned personnel, there’s Gen. Issam Zahr Eddine. Yes: the Lion of Deir Ez Zor. The one who’s been defending from Daesh some 100.000 civilians for the last 3 years is sanctioned for “repressing civilian population”. Smokescreen my a**e! This is globalist, fremason, atlantist, zionist hubris in full throttle, a search and destroy mission to smear any possible positive thing that could be said *or thought* about their disobedient “enemies”, those guilty of being misaligned with the élites’ agenda. Shame on them, shame… Read more »

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Then its only sensible for EU Countries to get the h**l out of Syria!!!!! This countries should stop being parasites!!! You level baseless sanctions on Syria you get the h**l out of Syria pure and simple!!!!!