On 24 April 2017, the U.S. Government blacklisted 271 Syrian persons for the chemical attack on civilians in Khan Sheikhoun (Idlib province in Northern Syria). The blacklisting consists designating 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center.Read More
U.S. Syria related sanctions
The U.S. House of Representatives extended Iran and Syrian sanctions. The blog argues that the new Syrian and the extended Iran sanctions are not Trumpism, but rather a signal of the Republican dominated U.S. Congress to Donald Trump that he has no carte blanche to deal with Iran, Syria, and possibly Russia which is indirectly impacted by the new Syrian sanctions. Although these sanctions might unhinge the current JCPOA or President Obama’s diplomatic efforts in Syria, in the long run we might be grateful to the U.S. Congress for reining in President-Elect Trump ability to act unilaterally.
Russia uses Iranian air base to bomb targets in Syria: a violation of UN Sanctions? Iran has confirmed that Russian fighters have, stationed on it’s territory, launched airstrikes against Syrian targets. In an unsurprising move, the…