Syria condemns U.S. Caesar sanctions act

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-03 20:25:29|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, June 3 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned the U.S. Caesar Act, a sanction law against Syria that is expected to be implemented later in June, the state news agency SANA reported.

In a statement, the ministry said the United States is practising the "economic terrorism" against Syria, noting the Caesar sanctions are based on a bunch of lies and fabricated claims.

The sanctions are considered flagrant violation of the simplest of human rights, it added.

Meanwhile, the ministry held Washington responsible for the suffering of the Syrians and the impact of sanctions on their livelihoods.

The Syrians will exert efforts to protect the national economy of Syria and minimize the impact of the additional U.S. sanctions, the statement said.

The U.S. Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act aims to sanction the Syrian government including President al-Assad for its alleged war crimes against the Syrian people.

The law also includes sanctions on any party that might aid the Syrian government. Enditem