EU designates the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs

The EU Council has added Faisal Mekdad, the Syrian Foreign Affairs minister to its sanctions list, on the grounds that, as a government minister, he “shares responsibility for the Syrian regime’s violent repression against the Syrian people”. Mr Mekdad is now subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. A total of 289 people, and 70 entities are currently designated …

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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