EU extends sanctions against Syria by one year

EU extends sanctions against Syria by one year

The European Union extended restrictive measures against the Syrian regime until 1 June 2019, the EU Council press release says.

"The EU decided to maintain its restrictive measures against the Syrian regime and its supporters, in line with the EU strategy on Syria," the statement reads.

The Council also updated the information relating to certain persons and entities on the list and removed two deceased persons from the list. It now includes 259 persons and 67 entities targeted by a travel ban and an asset freeze. The persons added most recently were included for their role in the use of chemical weapons, as was the case for the 4 persons added to the sanctions list on 19 March 2018.

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