The US continues to entertain hopes to force Syria to resume negotiations with the so-called “moderate” opposition under its own terms. It is only way to interpret a bill which was adopted on November 15. It provides the possibility of imposing sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as well as those who are providing the support to the country, including Iran and Russia.
A member of the United States House of Representatives Ed Royce said the sanctions will be directed against entire sectors of the economy that are essential for the Syrian government to conduct combat operations.
In turn, the developer of the bill Eliot Engel claimed that the bill requires the imposing of sanctions against those who continuing to deal with the Assad regime and providing “financial, material and technological support” to the government and the Central Bank of Syria, as well as intelligence, security forces or armed forces of the country.