8:45 - November 10, 2020
News ID: 3473075
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on officials, entities and individuals providing support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as Washington continued to impose sanctions aimed at cutting off funds for Assad's government.


The action, which also targeted the Syrian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, marks another round of sanctions in Washington's bid to put pressure on Damascus.

The US Treasury Department in a statement said it slapped sanctions on Syrian military officials, members of the Parliament, Government of Syria entities as well as on Syrian and Lebanese people it said are attempting to revive Syria's petroleum industry, Reuters reported.

Syria has been under US and European Union sanctions that have frozen the assets of the state and hundreds of companies and individuals. Washington already bans exports to Syria and investment there by Americans, as well as transactions involving oil and hydrocarbon products.

The sanctions come as a US-led military coalition has been bombarding what it claims Daesh positions inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

A large number of American troops are also operating on the ground in eastern and northeastern Syria. While the US claims its troops in Syria are assisting the allied SDF Kurdish militants in their purported fight against Daesh, there is ample evidence which shows the US is there to loot Syria’s oil resources.

Tags: ُSyria ، US ، sanctions ، Assad
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