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EU prolongs sanctions against Syria for one year
16:45, 29 May 2017
EU prolongs sanctions against Syria for one year

The list of persons against whom the restrictions are enlarged is extended

16:45, 29 May 2017

Narodny Korrespondent

Council of the European Union prolonged the sanctions against Syrian regime till June 1, 2018. The press service of EU Council reported this.

‘The Council prolonged the EU restrictions against the Syrian regime till June 1, 2018, on May 29. This decision meets the EU strategy on Syria that states that EU will keep the restriction against Syrian regime and its allies until they stop the repressions against civilians’, as it is reported in the message.

Three ministers of the Syrian Government are included to the list of persons against whom the restrictions are enlarged. Also, they updated the information due to some persons and organizations included in the list.

At the moment, the full list that prohibits the trips and blocks the credit balances includes 240 persons and 67 subjects.

The sanctions includes the oil embargo, restrictions on some investments, asset freeze of the Syrian Central Bank within EU and export restrictions on equipment and technologies that can be used for inner repressions. Also, the equipment and technologies for monitoring and message intercept by the internet or telephone communications are also restricted.

The leaders of G7 are ready to work with Russia to resolve the Syrian conflict.

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