UK Imposes Sanctions On Senior Assad Officials

UK Imposes Sanctions On Senior Assad Officials

The British Government argues the measure for the “decade of brutality” during the war.

The UK Government has announced sanctions against Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad and other authorities of the Bashar al Assad regime in retaliation for the “decade of brutality” to which the population has been subjected, coinciding with the 10th anniversary from the start of the war .

“Today, we hold six more individuals responsible for an assault against citizens whom they should be protecting,” said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab , who has made the harsh repression against those who only undertook “the recklessness of calling for reform ugly. peaceful”.

In addition to Mekdad, appointed as the head of Syrian diplomacy in November 2020, the military commanders Zaid Salá and Malik Aliaa -the latter commander of the Republican Guard- are also added to the blacklist , the head of the communication advisory Luna al Shibl and businessmen Yassar Ibrahim and Muhamad Bara al Qatirji.

London imposes a travel limitation on all of them and the freezing of all assets that they may have under British sovereignty, in a line of pressure that is complemented by calls for peace talks mediated by the United Nations and currently paralyzed.

The British Government has lamented that, ten years after the “rebellion” against Assad, the regime “continues to treat Syrians with brutality and violence” and keeps the political process “blocked”. “The human rights abuses, repression and corruption that unleashed the protests in 2011 have worsened and the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate,” he denounced

The British Government argues the measure for the “decade of brutality” during the war.

The UK Government has announced sanctions against Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad and other authorities of the Bashar al Assad regime in retaliation for the “decade of brutality” to which the population has been subjected, coinciding with the 10th anniversary from the start of the war .

“Today, we hold six more individuals responsible for an assault against citizens whom they should be protecting,” said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab , who has made the harsh repression against those who only undertook “the recklessness of calling for reform ugly. peaceful”.

In addition to Mekdad, appointed as the head of Syrian diplomacy in November 2020, the military commanders Zaid Salá and Malik Aliaa -the latter commander of the Republican Guard- are also added to the blacklist , the head of the communication advisory Luna al Shibl and businessmen Yassar Ibrahim and Muhamad Bara al Qatirji.

London imposes a travel limitation on all of them and the freezing of all assets that they may have under British sovereignty, in a line of pressure that is complemented by calls for peace talks mediated by the United Nations and currently paralyzed.

The British Government has lamented that, ten years after the “rebellion” against Assad, the regime “continues to treat Syrians with brutality and violence” and keeps the political process “blocked”. “The human rights abuses, repression and corruption that unleashed the protests in 2011 have worsened and the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate,” he denounced

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