BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a grave threat to the nations and business entities supplying oil to the Syrian Arab Republic.

“Today’s US Treasury’s action targeting the Russia-Iran oil scheme to prop up [Syrian President Bashar] Assad, and finance Hizballah & Hamas, sends a clear message: there are grave consequences for anyone shipping oil to Syria, or trying to evade U.S. sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s terrorist activities,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

He added that Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, “should decide if spending the Iranian people’s money on the Iranian people is more important than inventing schemes to fund Assad, Hizballah, Hamas, and other terrorists”.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury added six individuals and three organisations to its sanctions list.

Among the entities and individuals sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury were the Russian companies Global Vision Group and Promsyryeimport, and the latter company’s first deputy director Andrei Dogayev.

The list also features three individuals from Iraq, one from Lebanon, and one from Syria, as well as the Iranian-registered Tadbir Kish Medical and Pharmaceutical Company.

According to the US Treasury Department, the Global Vision Group and Syrian citizen Mohammed Amer Alshviki, who, according to Washington, is the company’s owner, allegedly play a key role in a scheme for petroleum shipments to Syria and financial transfers to the Quds Force special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps.

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I don’t suppose America’s hypocrisy will strike Pompeo? Nah …….. I thought not. Fact is Mike Pompeo that US-International Forces in eastern Syria are sitting on Syrian Oil-Fields and obstructing and preventing the Syrian State accessing Syrian Oil for the benefit of the Syrian People. First it was ISIS, now it is US in supposed alliance with Kurds. The Kurds should know what happened to them when they sought to appropriate Iraq’s Oil to themselves in N Iraq and unless the Kurds learned their lessons from that experience they will learn it again East of the Euphrates where the Arab,… Read more »

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LOL. Mike Pompeo continues to fail where Killary Clinton failed.

For years now they US try to cut oil supplies to Syria and fail.

US must stop to sit on Syria’s oil sources.

Freeing them will prevent future imports from abroad. LOL.