The U.S. Senate has supported sanctions against allies of Syria


Photo: Mikhail Voskresensky / RIA Novosti

A bill providing for sanctions against Syria and its allies, was adopted in the Senate of the U.S. Congress. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

A document entitled “Strengthening America’s security in the middle East” was proposed by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. The bill was supported by 77 of 100 senators, then it must be approved by the house of representatives. However, as noted TASS, its leaders said they were not going to support this initiative.

The document provides for sanctions for Syria and its allies, in particular Russia and Iran, for military and other assistance to the country. Restrictions will apply to accounts and property legal and physical persons in the us jurisdiction and the refusal to grant and cancellation of existing U.S. visas to such persons.

Earlier it became known that the United States was transferred to the Kurdish forces controlled territory in the North-East of Syria, about 150 trucks with armored vehicles and generators. It is anticipated that the generators will be used for the supply and construction of new U.S. military bases in the region.

The civil war in Syria are from 2011. In the fall of 2015, the Russia upon formal request of the Syrian government strikes on the positions of terrorists on the territory of the Arab Republic. The same action leads since 2014 the US-led international coalition, however, without the permission of Damascus.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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