Syria neighbors may soften sanctions blow

28.11.2011                      02.Kislev. 5772

Analyse:

Syria neighbors may soften sanctions blow

Iraq and Lebanon voted against sanctions; Syrian economy already reeling from unrest.

Arab states have landed a hefty blow on Syria's crisis-hit economy by stopping deals with its central bank and halting investment, but unease among Syria's neighbors about the impact of sanctions on their own economies may weaken the impact.
At their meeting in Cairo on Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers also agreed to freeze assets related to Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and impose a travel ban on top Syrian officials in response to Assad's crackdown on eight months of protests….