Thursday, August 11, 2011

U.S. sanctions to a bank and the largest mobile operator in Syria

The Department of U.S. Treasury on Wednesday announced new sanctions against the Commercial Bank of Syria, state-owned and the largest mobile operator in the country to lend support to the government of Bashar al-Assad in the spotlight the repression against demonstrators. In addition to the Commercial Bank of Syria, Washington has also established new punishments for its subsidiary in Lebanon, the Commercial Bank Siriolibanés.

The Department takes this decision based on a presidential order to the United States wants to address the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and prosecute those who promote them. The Treasury Department has also pointed to the telephone operator Syriatel according to another executive order that seeks to Syrian authorities and anyone who is considered responsible for the commission in that country of Human Rights violations.

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