EU year extended sanctions against Syria

The European Union extended the restrictive measures against Syria for a year, until 1 June 2018. This is stated in the Monday, may 29, in the statement of the EU Council.

The document notes that the European Union has added three Syrian Ministers in the list of persons on whom sanctions are imposed.

“In the EU strategy on Syria found that the European Union will maintain restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters as long as repression continues against the civilian population”, — stated in the statement.

Just black list includes 240 people and 67 organisations.

EU sanctions against Syria was introduced in stages from 2012, reports TASS. They include a ban on oil imports from Syria, and delivery to the country of finished fuel and oil products, restrictions on investment, the freezing of assets, embargo on trade technology.

May 9 sanctions against Syria for a year extended the US President Donald trump. The U.S. administration said that Washington condemns the rigidity and violation of human rights by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and urged him to stop violence against the Syrian people.

The United States first imposed sanctions against Syria in may 2004, “as a response to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and the U.S. economy.”