Syrian Opposition Coalition – Syria
Department of Media and Communications
November 10, 2020
The Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) welcomes the new batch of sanctions the US Treasury and State Department imposed on the Assad regime. The sanctions target entities and individuals, including officers and members of the Assad regime’s parliament, as well as three owners of Chinese companies supporting the regime.
The Syrian people view sanctions against the Assad regime’s cronies and backers as supporting the Syrian people’s struggle and weakening the alliance of tyranny and oppression.
The SOC stresses that the new sanctions constitute an important step towards strengthening the chances for reaching a political solution and the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 2254. However, these steps need to be reinforced with practical steps, especially as the Assad regime has not made any concessions and has not complied with any international resolutions for half a century except under severe international pressure and the direct threat of the use of force.