Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LII

No 20

18-May-2009

syria

US Renews Economic Sanctions On Syria

US President Barack Obama announced on 8 May that that he had renewed sanctions against Syria for another year because of continuing US concerns about Syrian behavior. The president signed an executive order extending the sanctions on 7 May, shortly after two administration envoys Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and White House National Security Council...