Bush Renews Sanctions Against Syria, Accuses It of "Supporting Terrorism"

(AP/Washington Post) President Bush on Thursday renewed economic sanctions on Syria implemented a year ago, saying its government still supports terrorism and is undermining efforts to stabilize Iraq. The measures include a ban on all U.S. exports to Syria except for food and medicine; no flights to and from the U.S.; authorization to the Treasury Department to freeze assets of Syrian citizens and entities involved in terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, the occupation of Lebanon, or terrorism in Iraq; and restrictions on banking relations between U.S. banks and the Syrian national bank.

2005-05-06 00:00:00

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