BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that his country imposed new sanctions on Damascus, saying it came as part of Washington’s efforts to stop the “brutal war.”

“Today we continue our campaign of sanctions designed to force Bashar al-Assad and his regime to cease their brutal war against the Syrian people and implement the political solution called for by UNSCR 2254,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

Pompeo added that his country’s pressure is also aimed at “implementing the political solution called for by Security Council Resolution 2254. This is the only credible path to the peace the Syrian people deserve.”

The U.S. Treasury announced on Wednesday, the imposition of new sanctions against Syria  targeting individuals and entities, and warned Middle East investors not to deal with Damascus.

Among those targeted in Wednesday’s sanctions were the son of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, who is a university student, and the 1st Armored Division

 

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Neil Barron
Neil Barron
2020-07-29 23:44

I want to see these accusations of a gassing b****y regime when in fact as I see it there are two or more sides to the accusations. I as I look at it it’s not a civil war in any sense of the word. It is a free for all to get what I can and the h**l with the other guy. Assad’s still there and trying to keep it all together for the country and himself for the stability for the SYRIAN people. Who wants internal terrorist living and killing inside of Syria?

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-30 10:39
Reply to  Neil Barron

Not even USA or Israel… But you have 3 of the 4 main terrorism-funding states implied : Turkey, Qatar and Iran. Hopefully, Porkistan is not influential in the area. The main issue, on the US side, is having Assad “thanking” Iran and Hezbollah (understand : sending them back home and stop siding with them). If Assad trades this for US full military+economical+political support, he’ll get this : USA (and Russia too) see Syria’s neutrality as the key to regional stability. Thus, as ANY politician in the MENA, Assad can’t afford to lose face, the main reason he backed out from… Read more »

Walid
Walid
2020-08-02 22:48
Reply to  Neil Barron

Mr. Barron, you didnt see the destruction of Syria over 50 years.
Please read more about Syria before you opinionate yourself.

Walid
Walid
2020-08-03 06:22
Reply to  Neil Barron

Who refused to let investigating UN team into the gas attack area immediately after the attack. There are no two sides to the accusations. It’s only one side, the regime of Assad trying to hide the perpetrator to the crime. Russia used its veto power to prevent the investigation. Still in doubt.? Sorry.

Fred Mc
Fred Mc
2020-07-31 03:32

You know how to end the war, Mikey – get your troops out and go home!!!

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-01 04:41
Reply to  Fred Mc

If the US pull out, the Turks will rush in! US militaries are not fighting SAA! You’ve seen what happened when the Russians pulled out from Afrin? Or even when the Yanks started to withdraw? Making the Yanks go once Idlib, Afrin, Aleppo and al-Bab/Jarablus are cleansed won’t be a too big issue. As odd it may feel to you, until this is done, US presence is very helpful. Turkish DM made their intention clear! Turkey wants to annex all Euphrates east-bank as well as Iraqi Kurdistan, Armenia, Nakhichevan, Cyprus and Thrace (Greece+Bulgaria) with Greek Aegean islands close to Turkey…How… Read more »

Walid
Walid
2020-08-02 22:49
Reply to  Fred Mc

Get the Russians out before you get out. Then and only then the war will end.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-30 10:07

Pompeo and Bashar should really have a talk. Such childish things from a Harvard law doctor and a Wesp Point major of promotion is NOT done without a reason : VHIQ people are highly rational, when they act uncanny, ther’s ALWAYS a reason behind this, as well as the same Pompeo said, in 2019, that, I quote : “USA are now ready to support Assad’s presidency” (!!!), while, at the same time, you can be sure that Pompeo knows that just right out of high school Assad’s son is freaking not implied with politics at any level! To be frank,… Read more »