“Today’s new sanctions against key officials are part of our continued efforts to increase pressure on the Assad regime to stop the violence against innocent children, women and men," Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.
She stressed the inadmissibility of chemical weapons usage.
"Last week’s chemical weapons attack in southern Idlib is a war crime and is unacceptable. Canada is working with its allies to end the war in Syria and hold those responsible to account," minister emphasized.
The Foreign Ministry specified that the new wave of asset freeze and other dealings prohibition will affect 27 high-ranking officials in the current Assad regime.
Thus the Canadian sanctions are now working against 217 Syrian individuals and legal entities.