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US hits Syria with toughest sanctions yet to push Assad to end war

WorldNews Wednesday, 17 June 2020
US hits Syria with toughest sanctions yet to push Assad to end warThe United States on Wednesday imposed its toughest sanctions ever targeting Syrian President Bashar al Assad to choke off revenue for his government in a bid to force it back to United Nations-led negotiations and broker an end to the country’s nearly decade-long war. The fresh round of sanctions on Syria penalise 39 companies and individuals, including Assad and his wife Asma, whom along with her family US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described as “one of Syria’s most notorious war...
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The United States imposed its toughest sanctions yet on Syria on Wednesday, aiming to choke off revenue for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in an effort to force the country back to UN-led negotiations and broker a deal to end the country's nearly decade-long war. Gloria Tso reports.

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