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Sanctions on Syria

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2017
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Foreign Affairs

To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his views on the continued imposition of sanctions on Syria in particular their utility in forcing regime change in that country.
– Clare Daly.

REPLY
On the 9th of May 2011 the EU agreed to impose restrictive measures, or sanctions, on members of the Syrian regime in order to put pressure on them to end the violent repression of the civilian population in Syria.

Targeted EU sanctions are in place against over 250 people and almost 70 entities which are complicit in the violent repression of the civilian population in Syria. The first person on this list is Bashar Al Assad, whose forces have been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.
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