22 October 2014

Syrian Ministers share responsibility and consequences for repressions against civilians

On 20 October 2014 the European Union targeted 12 Syrian government ministers, two senior military figures and a United Arab Emirates company accused of helping supply oil to Syria, with sanctions comprising of an asset freeze and, for the individuals listed, a travel ban.

According to Reuters, the EU said the 12 ministers appointed by Assad in a cabinet reshuffle in August, shared “responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population”.

In addition, according to a press release issued by the Council of the European Union, the Council reached a political agreement on imposing an export ban on jet fuel and relevant additives being exported to Syria, which are used for indiscriminate air attacks against civilians.

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Source: Reuters | EU targets ministers, UAE firm in latest Syria sanctions
Source : Council of the European Union | Press Release | ST 14301/14 | 20 October 2014

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