The US State Department said in a statement that the country has imposed new sanctions against the Syrian military, 18 government officials and a tech company, just on the cusps of Donald Trump entering the White House.

The reason cited was “in response to the use of chemical weapons” by the Syrian government, without any solid evidence being provided.

The military branches hit with the latest bout of sanctions are: the Syrian Arab Air Force, Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces, Syrian Arab Army, Syrian Arab Navy and Syrian Arab Republican Guard.

The State Department statement, issued on Thursday, further attributed the sanctioned Syrian tech company to “importing advanced strategic technologies for surface-to-surface missile and rocket programs in Syria,” the report added.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons,” said the spokesman for the National Security Council, Ned Price.

The sanctions are supposedly meant to target “the assets of WMD proliferators and their supporters in an effort to curb the spread of WMD and protect the US financial system from being exploited by proliferators”.

 

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The USA simply needs to quit their heavy handed actions in Syria. Their intelligence services cannot be trusted to tell the truth but are still lying, just as they did about WMD in Iraq. They have little credibility but are making the most of what little time they have left before Trump becomes President. Then, hopefully, the focus will be on ISIS and other terrorist groups. The USA also needs to tell Israel to stop attacking Syria, otherwise they should threaten to pull their $11M a day support of them.

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Maybe it is time to sanction the US.

Daeshbags Sux
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Obongo doing shit to the last minute.
Pitiful!!!
He should really stop doing crack!

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Obongo/Kerry/Killary will still be trying to make thing worst for Syria ’til the last minute! What are they plotting? A coup against Trump? There is already Soros preparing serious unrest in the US. This mofo should be considered to be held responsible of many troubles he did worldwide

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Lying comes easily to Americans in general. Will we ever get rid of that vermine?…

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The so called chemical weapons were not manufactured by the Syrian Government. Maybe we should ask Hillary Clinton how nerve gas which we can tell forensically was manufactured in Lybia made it to Homs?

And for those still doubting when East Aleppo fell stocks of Saudi manufactured Chlorinates were found in a Rebel laboratory manufacturing Mustard gas.

The trouble is Hillary, liars never know when to stop lying, do they?
Not even when they’re lost an election.

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The poor Syrians are just pawns in their game and it is shameful!

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Obama trying to create max problems for Trump. So ungraceful for an outgoing President to take vitiated decisions till the last movement. Trump will naturally negate all but it will give a ground for Dems to keep anti-Trump tactics alive for a long time.

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Oh well,thats what you get when put a rodent bred and born on the public sewers of Chicago for president