UK sanctions allies of Syrian President, including FM Miqdad, close advisers

Syrias president Bashar alAssad gives a press conference after talks with Ukraines President Viktor Yanukovych on December 3 2010 in Kiev AFP
Syria's president Bashar al-Assad gives a press conference after talks with Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych on December 3, 2010 in Kiev. (AFP)

Britain on Monday announced sanctions on six allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, including his foreign minister and close advisers.

“The Assad regime has subjected the Syrian people to a decade of brutality for the temerity of demanding peaceful reform,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said.

Those sanctioned include Foreign Minister Faisal Miqdad, Assad adviser Luna al-Shibl, financier Yassar Ibrahim, businessman Muhammad Bara’ Al-Qatirji, Republican Guard commander Malik Aliaa and Army Major Zaid Salah.

source: Reuters

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