The EU has designated 7 Syrian government ministers following recent governmental changes in Syria. The sanctions, comprising a travel ban and asset freeze, are in response to “the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, benefiting from or supporting the regime, and/or being associated with such persons”. In addition, 8 individuals had their entries amended. See Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/351, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/350, Press Release and OFSI Notice. All of the EU’s Syria sanctions measures are on the Syria profile on this site.
The newly added Ministers are: Major General Mohammad Khaled al-Rahmoun (Minister of Interior); Mohammad Rami Radwan Martini (Minister of Tourism); Imad Muwaffaq al-Azab (Minister of Education); Bassam Bashir Ibrahim (Minister of Higher Education); Suhail Mohammad Abdullatif (Minister of Public Works and Housing); Iyad Mohammad al-Khatib (Minister of Communications and Technology); and Mohammad Maen Zein-al-Abidin Jazba (Minister of Industry).
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