The US embassy in Damascus said that Bashar Al-Assad and his regime are wasting tens of millions of dollars every month to fund an unnecessary war against the Syrian people instead of providing for their basic needs.
In comments published on social media on Monday, the US embassy said that Bashar al-Assad is directly responsible for the economic meltdown in Syria.
The embassy published infographics indicating that the Caesar Act would discourage the financing of violence against the Syrian people as it would ratchet up pressure on the Assad regime to take decisive steps to agree to a political solution that respects the rights of the Syrian people.
The US sanctions aim to prevent the Assad regime from misusing the international financial system and the global supply chains to continue the brutal crackdown against the Syrian people, the US embassy added.
Last week, the US embassy reaffirmed that UN Security Council resolution 2254 is the only exit strategy available to the Assad regime. “The Assad regime must take irreversible steps to implement a political solution to the Syrian conflict that respects the rights and will of the Syrian people, or face further targeted sanctions and isolation.”
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, which is due to take effect on June 17, sanctions anyone who backs the Assad regime’s military, energy, construction, and engineering sectors for a period of ten years, especially Russia and Iran. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)