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The US put pressure on Syria to prevent the settlement, said in the state Duma

United States of America continue pressure on Syria to stop the process of peaceful settlement in Syria, to deprive the government of the country the opportunity to restore the statehood and the economy, said a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak, commenting on the extension of sanctions against the Republic.

The US President Donald trump has signed a law that 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 U.S. continues pressure on Syria, hoping to prevent the peace process in the country and split Syrian society, trying to deny the possibility of the authorities to restore the statehood and the economy. The United States gave themselves the right to be present in Syria and keep a military contingent there to control the situation" - quoted iron ore by his press service.

According to the MP, these measures Washington has taken against the interests of the Syrian people and without the consent of the legitimate leadership of the country. Zheleznyak said that the law "Caesar" directly aimed at undermining the Syrian economy.

"US painted that deliberately prevent the reconstruction of the country, suffered from international terrorism which are still in a state of civil war. It is obvious that the unjustified and illegal sanctions against the Syrian state should pay attention at the UN level", - the Deputy believes.