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The USA put some Syrians on the sanction list, including Assad’s son

Under the “Caesar Syrian Civil Protection Act”, the US administration included some Syrian names, including Bashar Assad’s son Hafez al-Assad, on the sanction list. “While keeping the memories of the victims fresh, we will continue to ask the Bashar al-Assad and his regime to account for their persecution,” said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It is time for Assad’s unnecessary and brutal war to end. “

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a written statement, stated that they made the first sanction decision last month under the Syrian Civil Protection Law of Caesar,
“The US Foreign and Treasury ministries are continuing their campaign against the Assad regime with 14 new sanction decisions under the Syrian Syrian Civil Protection Law,” he said.

The sanctions decisions made today refer to the regions in which these events took place “in memory of the victims of the most terrible persecution” of the Assad regime in 2011 and 2019. Expressing what they call “Hama and Maarratünnuman”, Pompeo said, “The army of the Assad regime has become a symbol of brutality, oppression and corruption.

They killed hundreds of thousands of people, arrested and tortured peaceful protesters, destroyed schools, hospitals and marketplaces regardless of human life. ” found the assessment.


As part of today’s sanctioning decisions, Pompeo reported that they included Kerem Zuheyr al-Assad, son of General Zuheyr Zuheyr Assad and Zuheyr Zuheyr Assad, as well as Hafez al-Assad, son of Bashar al-Assad.

In addition, Pompeo, who stated that the 1st Corps of the regime army was included in the sanctions, said, “While keeping the memories of the victims fresh, we will continue to ask the Bashar Assad and his regime to account for their persecution. It’s time for Assad’s unnecessary and brutal war to end. ” used the expression.

Pompeo, calling for a political solution in Syria, under the Resolution 2254 of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), said:

“The Caesar Act and other Syrian sanctions are not intended to harm the Syrian people and do not aim to hinder people’s humanitarian aid or our efforts to ensure stability in the northeast of Syria.”


On 17 June, the U.S. Department of State announced that it had included 39 Syrian senior officials and institutions, including Bashar Assad and his wife, under sanctions under the Syrian Civil Protection Act.

Pompeo reported that sanctions would continue and would increase pressure until the Assad regime reached a line in line with UNGK Resolution 2254.

In the name of the law, which was accepted at the US Congress in December 2019 and stated to take effect after 180 days. The phrase “Caesar” was used as the code name of the military police who leaked the photos of the prisoners who were tortured to death in prisons where the Assad regime held opposition to the regime in 2014.

The photographs taken by the military police named “Caesar” were first published by Anadolu Agency in 2014.

The photographs in question had great repercussions as evidence of war crimes committed by the Assad regime, including systematic torture and starvation.

Written by Maraaz

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