U.S. plans sanctions on Syria in wake of brutal crackdowns

25.04.2011                      21.Nisan, 5771                      Schwii schel Pesach; Tag 6 des Omer

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U.S. plans sanctions on Syria in wake of brutal crackdowns

The Obama administration is drafting an executive order to freeze the assets of senior Syrian officials and bar them from engaging in any business dealings with the United States, says a Wall Street Journal report.

The Obama administration may level sanctions against Syria as punishment for President Bashar Assad's government's violent crackdown on protesters, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
The U.S. is currently drafting an executive order that will empower President Obama to freeze the assets of senior Syrian officials and bar them from engaging in any business dealings with the United States, the report said, citing officials briefed on the matter….