The US promised new sanctions against Syria

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The U.S. will extend sanctions against Syria as part of a campaign of pressure on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. leader spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said. This was reported by UrduPoint on Wednesday, July 29.

“The new sanctions will follow as part of a prolonged campaign of economic and political pressure to deprive the Assad regime of the resources it uses to wage war against the Syrian people,” McEnany said.

Earlier that day it was reported that the U.S. Treasury Department expanded the sanctions list against Syria by adding four people and 10 organizations.

The sanctions were imposed on the son of SAR President Bashar al-Assad Hafez and also targeted a unit of the first division of the Syrian army.