The foreign Ministry commented on the introduction of new US sanctions against Syria

In force in the USA the law "On the protection of civilians of Syria," so-called "Act of Caesar", has a simple population of that country, said Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry.

The United States previously imposed sanctions against 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organizations.

"In Washington are quite aware that the existing a few years of unilateral U.S. sanctions, which today adds a new restriction that largely provoked the devaluation of the Syrian Lira and the increase in prices of fuel, food and commodities. As a result, thousands of ordinary Syrians, according to the testimony of representatives of specialized humanitarian agencies of the UN, was literally on the brink of survival," - said in comments.

The Ministry concluded that "the Act of Caesar", in words that aimed at "protecting civilians", in fact, takes the ordinary Syrians.

The US President Donald trump has signed a law that also became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. This law entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria.