Tags: APNewsAlert

US to Impose First-Ever Sanctions on Syria's Assad for Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:33 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Obama administration will slap the first-ever sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad and six others for human rights abuses over their brutal crackdown on anti-government protests, for the first time personally penalizing the Syrian leader for actions of his security forces.

The officials said the Treasury Department would announce the sanctions on Wednesday, a day before President Barack Obama delivers a major speech on the uprisings throughout the Arab world with prominent mentions of Syria.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the formal announcement of the sanctions.

The move comes as Assad said his security forces had made mistakes during the two-month uprising and blamed poorly trained police at least in part for the crackdown that has killed more than 850 people.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama May Delay Immigration Action Until After Midterms

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 11:12 AM

President Barack Obama may delay executive action on immigration until after the November midterm elections as Democrats . . .

Kerry Urges Global Coalition to Fight ISIS 'Cancer'

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 07:53 AM

Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat the Islamic State jihadist group and their ge . . .

Saudi King: West Will be Jihadists' Next Target

Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 07:50 AM

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria a . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved