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Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Treasury and State Sanctions on the Assad Regime ^ | June 17, 2020 | White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

Posted on 06/17/2020 1:09:25 PM PDT by ransomnote

Today, at President Donald J. Trump’s direction, the Department of the Treasury and Department of State announced important sanctions designations on individuals and entities actively supporting the murderous and barbaric Assad regime in Syria.  Today’s designations employ a wide range of sanctions authorities to target the Assad regime, including the Caesar Act provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which authorizes sanctions on individuals providing support to the Syrian government.

The targets of today’s sanctions include regime-loyalists, Syrian financiers supporting corrupt reconstruction efforts, and individuals actively involved in the ceasefire disruption in northern Syria.

Since the 2011 start to the Syrian conflict, the Assad regime has committed innumerable atrocities against Syrians, including arbitrary detention, torture, sexual violence, and murder.  These despicable acts have devastated the country’s people, infrastructure, and economy, displacing more than half of Syria’s population.

Today’s designations send a clear message that no individual or business should enter into business with or otherwise enrich such a vile regime.
Importantly, today’s actions under the Caesar Act and Executive Orders 13894, 13582, and 13573 are intended to hold the murderous Assad regime accountable.  They are not directed at the Syrian people.

This Administration is committed to a lasting political solution.  The Assad regime and its patrons must recognize that a political resolution is the only viable mechanism to bring a peaceful end to the Syrian conflict.

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: assad; molechildren; statesanctions; syria; syrianwar; trustq

1 posted on 06/17/2020 1:09:25 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Another regime change move in the continuing efforts by my Gov’t to demoralize, starve, freeze, destroy, and steal the natural resources of Sovereign Syria. While the US politicians acquiesce to the demands of the revolutionaries in our own country, Syrians will not bend the knee to the US war for Empire.

The Regime Change Wars we have visited on countries we deemed weak are going to bite us in the rear. Karma. As you sow, so shall you reap.

Call it what you want, but the pendulum swings both ways.

I guess President Trump forgot “Out of Syria” from his campaign in 2016. I did not.

2 posted on 06/17/2020 2:21:39 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Conservative. Not a Neocon.)
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To: sockmonkey

These police officers have to start bringing a cooler, thermos of coffee and packing their own lunches for now i do.
The public in general has gone insane.....can’t trust any of those ghetto fast food workers anymore.

3 posted on 06/17/2020 2:31:20 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Whoops wrong tread..

4 posted on 06/17/2020 2:33:06 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone : )

5 posted on 06/17/2020 2:35:59 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: ransomnote

Well, on the bright side if Assad gets kicked out, I’d gladly take his wife in as a refugee.

6 posted on 06/17/2020 2:44:27 PM PDT by redfreedom
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