Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 27

4-Jul-2011

syria

US Sanctions Syrian And Iranian Security Forces For Syrian Crackdown

The US Department of the Treasury on 29 June announced sanctions against one of the four major branches of the Syrian security forces, the Syrian Political Security Directorate, for engaging in the commission of human rights abuses in Syria. It has also targeted Irans national police for providing support to the Syrian regime. The chief and deputy chief of Irans...