The house of representatives Thursday, may 18, by an overwhelming majority approved a bill providing for the imposition of sanctions on those who provide financial support to the government of Syria headed by Bashar al-Assad. Reported by the Associated Press.
Next, the document must be received for consideration in the Senate and then signed by the President Donald Trump.
The draft law has made the democratic Congressman from new York Eliot Engel, member of the Committee on foreign Affairs.
As noted, the bill is directed against key allies of Assad, such as Russia and Iran. The document requires the President to impose sanctions against countries or companies that conduct business or provide funding to the Syrian government or the Central Bank.
The US authorities accused the Assad government in “violence against the Syrian people” and the massive violations of human rights.