Syrian Opposition Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
November 07, 2020
The Syrian Opposition Coalition welcomes the European Union decision to add eight newly appointed ministers of the Assad regime to its sanctions list for involvement in crimes against the Syrian people.
The decision represents a positive step indicating the EU intent to maintain pressure aimed at boosting chances of reaching a political solution in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and the Geneva Communique of 2012.
We will always welcome such moves even though the individuals targeted by the new sanctions are mere pawns at the hands of the regime’s security services which have total control on the decision-making process in Syria.
It is imperative that these sanctions be reinforced with concrete action as the Assad regime has not made any concessions nor complied with any resolutions for half a century except under strong international pressure and under the direct threat of the use of force.