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The government of Canada expanded sanctions against Syria

Photo: AP Canada’s Parliament Building in Ottawa

In the “black list” added 17 people and five companies associated with Assad.

Canada expanded sanctions against Damascus – in the “black list” was made by 17 individuals and five companies associated with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“The situation in Syria constitutes a dangerous violation of universal peace and security that has resulted or may result in a serious international crisis,” – said in a statement on the website of the canadian government.

Note, Ottawa has imposed sanctions with the purpose to increase pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back in 2012. Then in the “black list”, involving “freezing” stored in canadian banks assets included over one hundred individuals and dozens of organizations and companies. Has suspended implementation of all bilateral cooperation agreements. In addition, in March 2012, Canada closed its Embassy in Syria .

The last time Ottawa sanctions against Damascus was extended on April 13. Then restrictions were imposed on 26 persons related to al-Assad.

Earlier, the U.S. Treasury imposed new sanctions against Syria in connection with the discovered the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons with information about the use of chlorine by the Syrian authorities in April 2014.

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