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US sanctions dozens under Caesar Act, including Syrian President al-Assad, wife

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The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 39 individuals and entities including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma to choke off revenue for his government in a bid to push it

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 39 individuals and entities including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma to choke off revenue for his government in a bid to push it back to United Nations-led negotiations.

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In a statement announcing the designations imposed under the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act – signed by President Donald Trump in December – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “many more” sanctions against Assad government should be expected in the coming weeks and months.

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Source: News https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2020/06/17/US-sanctions-dozens-under-Caesar-Act-including-Syrian-President-al-Assad-wife.html

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