BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department posted on Twitter a statement affirming America’s response to both Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and the Russian and Iranian forces.

“In response to the ongoing crisis caused by Assad and the Russian and Iranian forces, the United States announced more than $696 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people,” they tweeted.

“Our national security strategy prioritizes this critical support to the displaced,” they added.

It is noteworthy that America imposed sanctions on Syria, including the “Caesar Law” which came into effect, by Washington announcing sanctions on 39 people and entities associated with the Syrian government, and the U.S. State Department said that the targeted entities include President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma, calling them “engineers of the suffering of the Syrian people” .

In Moscow’s reply , Sergei Farshinin, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, said that U.S. sanctions against Syria within the framework of the so-called “Caesar Law” paralyze the Syrian economy and harm ordinary citizens.

In turn, Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Jaafari, stressed the need to put an end to the politicization of the humanitarian issue in Syria and support its efforts in the humanitarian and development fields.

Syria has officially asked the United Nations to prepare a report on the compatibility of Security Council resolutions, the United Nations Charter and the provisions of international humanitarian law with the decisions taken by the United States and the European Union regarding the adoption of a “Caesar Plan” in terms of imposing a tight economic blockade on Syria and its allies.

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