Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife

Vowing new Syria campaign, US sanctions dozens including Assad wife

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-06-17 21:52

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday (Jun 17) imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and dozens of others as it vowed a vast pressure campaign under a new law that has already rattled the war-torn nation's economy.

"We anticipate many more sanctions and we will not stop until Assad and his regime stop their needless, brutal war against the Syrian people," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.

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