The European Union extends its sanctions on the Syrian regime for an additional year

The European Union extends its sanctions on the Syrian regime for an additional year

May 30 2024

ARK News… The European Union on Tuesday announced the extension of its sanctions imposed on the Syrian regime for an additional year, until June 1, 2025.

The Council of the European Union stated in a statement that the restrictions imposed on the Syrian regime were extended for an additional year, “due to its continued policy of repression and human rights violations.”

According to the statement, 5 deceased people and another individual were removed from the European sanctions list against the Syrian regime.

According to the statement, the sanctions list includes 316 individuals and 86 entities subject to a ban on entering the territory of European Union countries and freezing assets. Citizens of EU countries are also prohibited from providing funds to these people.

The statement also expressed the European Union's "deep concern" about the situation in Syria, and said: After more than 13 years, the conflict remains a source of suffering and instability for the Syrian people and the region.

It added: "The only way to achieve sustainable peace in Syria is a political solution in line with international resolutions, most notably Security Council Resolution No. 2254."

On May 22, the European Council extended the humanitarian exemption from sanctions imposed on the Syrian regime, which it approved after the earthquake that struck northwestern Syria in February 2023, without specifying the duration of the extension.

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