Tuesday, April 24, 2012

EU imposes new sanctions on Syrian regime

The European Union on Monday banned the sale of luxury goods and products to Syria that can have military as well as civilian uses as the U.N. political chief demanded that the Syrian government stop using heavy weapons and comply with a cease-fire.

The EU ban on luxury items appears to take direct aim at some of Syrian President Bashar Assad's most loyal supporters: the business community and prosperous merchant classes that are key to cropping up the regime. An influential bloc, the business leaders have long traded political freedoms for economic privileges in Syria.

Read more: Jakarta Post


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