Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 34

22-Aug-2011

syria

US Slaps Sanctions On Syrian Energy Sector

In a further attempt to pile more pressure on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, the US administration has now targeted the Syrian petroleum sector and President Barack Obama has for the first time called on Mr Asad to step down. Mr Obama was joined by the leaders of the UK, France and Germany in calling for the departure of Mr Asad. And the European Union foreign policy chief...