U.S. slaps fresh sanctions on Syria, targets central bank -Treasury website

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Department of the Treasury is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday imposed fresh Syria-related sanctions, taking aim at the Central Bank of Syria as well as blacklisting several individuals and entities, according to the U.S. Treasury Department’s website.

The action, which follows a series of sanctions imposed on Syria this year, marks another round in Washington’s bid to push Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government back to United Nations-led negotiations and broker an end to the country’s nearly decade-long war.

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