US imposes sanctions on Assad, six other Syrian officials (AFP) – 1553th Edition

18 05 2011

A woman holds up a poster of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights close to the Druze town of Majdal Shams on May 15. The United States will sanction Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to pressure him to end his regime's brutal crackdown on popular protests, a US official said Wednesday.(AFP/File/Jack Guez)AFP – US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions Wednesday on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six top aides over their deadly crackdown on protests, telling Assad to move to democracy or step down.

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