The US has threatened to impose sanctions against Syria in circumvention of UN security Council
USA along with its allies prepared to initiate more stringent sanctions against Syria if its government refuses to work on the new draft Constitution, said in an interview with Reuters, the US special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey.
“If the regime (of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.— “Y”) will do it, we believe that we will be able to do the same as I had done with Iran until 2015 to introduce really tough international sanctions,” said Mr Jeffrey.
The diplomat noted that the United States can choose a “strategy of isolation” against Syria. “Even if the UN security Council will not approve their (sanctions.— “Kommersant”), we just put them through the EU, via our allies in Asia… We set as our aim to make the most miserable existence that a dying regime,” added James Jeffrey.
Recall that one of the most important events of the tenth international meeting on Syria in Astana format in July was the transfer of the negotiators of the preliminary list of candidates to the constitutional Commission prepared by the special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura.
Now you need to all parties and guarantors of the Astana process (Russia, Turkey, Iran) endorsed the selection of Mr de Mistura. After that, work can begin on the Constitution of Syria.