Congress Tightens Noose on Assad Regime

Assad in 2010

(From The Washington Free Beacon)

Congress moved this week to tighten the economic noose on the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, passing new sanctions that directly target his military alliance with Russia and Iran that has resulted in scores of civilian casualties.

The new sanctions on Assad seek to “halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people” by hitting the regime’s financial and military alliances with Russia and Iran, both of which have provided Assad and his allies with military hardware and manpower, according to a copy of the bill viewed by the Free Beacon.

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