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Assad has released from duties of imported raw materials for production of medicines

Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree exempting from customs duties and all types of taxation of imported raw materials required for the production of medicines, the press service of the presidential Palace.

"President Assad has issued decree number 14 of the year 2020, associated with the release of the first materials necessary for the production of drugs from customs duties and from all taxes and payments connected with import", - the press-service.

In Germany and Belgium commented on the blocking by Russia and China and their resolutions

Germany and Belgium deplore the fact that Russia and China vetoed their draft resolution on the work of the border crossings through which to Syria is being delivered cross-border humanitarian assistance.

Earlier, Russia and China vetoed in the UN security Council to a draft resolution of Belgium and Germany, extending by one year the operation of two border crossings ("Bab El-Hawa and Bab-es-Salam") on the border of Syria and Turkey to deliver cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria. For the resolution voted by all the other 13 members of the UN security Council. The mandate of the action the PPC will expire on 10 July.

US coalition denied information about the attack on a military convoy in Syria

The representative of the US coalition Colonel miles Caggins said on Twitter that the convoy of the us military was not attacked in Deir ez-Zor.

Earlier, Syrian media, in particular the Syrian state Agency SANA reported, citing local sources that the path of a column of us military in the settlement of Sabha in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor explosive device.

The Greek foreign Ministry will support the collective efforts to restore Syria

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias on the 4th Brussels conference on Syria expressed readiness to contribute to collective efforts to restore Syria and the return home of refugees. This is stated in the statement of Dendias, the press service of the foreign Ministry.

The conference "in support of the future of Syria" was held by video conference.

The U.S. is working to expand sanctions against Syria

Washington is working on a new package of sanctions in the framework of the so-called "law of Caesar", but the dates of the introduction of new restrictions yet, said the US special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey.

"We are actively working on a new package of additional sanctions, but until I can announce the date of their introduction. We believe that it is important to maintain pressure on the regime," said Jeffrey during an online briefing, answering the question, when should we expect the extension of the anti-Syrian sanctions in the framework of the law of Caesar.

Syria is ready to confront the US sanctions

Washington is trying to deprive the Syrian population, "the last piece of bread," using sanctions as a last weapon to achieve their goals in Syria, Syria is already taking steps to counter the effects of sanctions, said the foreign Minister Walid Muallem at a press conference in Damascus.

"They are a gang of liars. Those who want the good of the Syrian people, will not encroach on a piece of bread of the Syrian people. They use its latest weapon in the fight against Syria. The real goal is to bring the people to famine, to weaken the power and to bring the situation to more terrorism, as it was in 2011," - said Muallem.

Bolton said that Assad had saved trump, refusing to negotiate with him

The President of the United States Donald trump wanted to hold talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for exemption in SAR Americans, but he refused, according to a former adviser to the American leader, John Bolton.

On Tuesday, he published a memoir of Bolton in which he describes his work in the White house in the years 2018-19.

Representative Jeffrey spoke about the goals of the US in Syria

The US did not insist on the immediate resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russia's withdrawal from the Arab Republic, said the US special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey.

"The other thing that characterises our approach is that we do not require total victory. We are not saying that Assad must go, we say that Assad and his government must change their behavior. Also we are not saying that the Russians need to leave," said Jeffrey in an online conference at the Middle East Institute.

The German foreign Ministry called the expansion of US sanctions against Syria are justified

The German foreign Ministry believe justified the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Syria, said at a briefing in Berlin, the representative of the foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.

The President of the United States Donald trump signed the law, which became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. It entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria. The sanctions list was expanded on June 17, under the restriction got 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organization.

"The goal is to shift the power". Who hit the American "Caesar"

The United States has introduced sanctions against Bashar al-Assad and his relatives. Will be punished and those who are in contact with the Syrian elite, including foreign companies operating in Syria. Americans do not go into details, but it is clear that we are talking above all about Russia and Iran. How will this affect post-war reconstruction of the country, versed RIA Novosti.

"The United States will impose sanctions as long as the Assad regime continues its war against the Syrian citizens. Damascus should seek political settlement of the conflict. The pressure America applies to the countries that are dealing with the Syrian regime. No matter how far partners Assad are from him. All of them threaten travel bans and financial restrictions," said Mike Pompeo.

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