Wednesday United States introduced the toughest sanctions against Syria in order to withhold income from the country’s authorities led by President Bashar al-Assad, to prevent him from achieving a “military victory” in the war, which has been going on since 2011.
US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Kraft told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that the United States will implement the so-called “Caesar’s Law on the Protection of Civilian Persons in Syria,” which US President Donald Trump signed on December 20, 2019. and aims to deter “bad parties that continue to help and fund the atrocities of the Assad regime against the Syrian people, while they simply achieve wealth for themselves,” according to the text of the law.
Treasury sanctions investors support Assad recovery efforts | U.S. Treasury Department https://t.co/NstHdLNUD1
– U.S. Embassy in Syria (@USEmbassySyria) June 17, 2020
Kraft said the US government will impose new sanctions against Syria “To stop the Assad regime from achieving a military victory.”
“Our goal is to deprive Assad’s regime of the income and support that it used to commit widespread atrocities and human rights violations that impede a political decision and seriously reduce the prospects for peace,” Kraft added.
Russia, China and Syria sharply criticized the US plan to impose additional unilateral sanctions, especially at a time when the Arab country is experiencing a serious economic crisis.
Russian Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia said the United States confirmed that “The goal of these measures is to overthrow the legitimate authority in Syria” emphasizing that new sanctions “Hit ordinary civilians.”
Before the war, Syria was independent of wheat, oil, medicine, gas, food and textiles.
Burned Syrian wheat
Looted factories of Syria
Stole Syria’s oil and gas
The bombing of medical institutions in Syria
Busy farmland of Syria.
And now AUTHORIZED Syria
– هادي نصرالله (@HadiNasrallah) June 15, 2020
In turn, the representative of China to the UN, Zhang Jun said that the United States use of the coronavirus crisis to further damage Syria to change regime,
In a speech before a separate meeting of the International Women’s Human Rights Council in Syria, Syrian delegate Bashar Jafari accused the United States of trying to impose American law on the world and belittle calls for an end to unilateral sanctions.
For his part, US Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen told the Security Council that he hopes to unite the parties to the Syrian crisis in Geneva to negotiate a constitution in late August.
New U.S. Sanctions target the most important sectors of the Syrian economy, the central bank and authorities, including Assad personallyas well as any internal or external side that cooperates with the Syrian government and “supports its military operations”.