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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.

As stated by Burger, Damascus "still not signaled a willingness to confessions for many years blocking the political process under the auspices of the United Nations, cynically makes it clear that it is not interested in peaceful settlement of the conflict". "As long as the Syrian regime will not change his violent behavior, will not stop their crimes against human rights and humanitarian law, the lifting of sanctions can't be," said Burger.

He added that the new sanctions "should not become a burden to the civilian population, which for the last nine years have experienced immeasurable suffering." Burger recalled that the EU has also decided on measures against a number of individuals who are "guilty of serious crimes in Syria, or which receive income from the conduct of hostilities", it is "targeted sanctions, which have no negative impact on the security of the civilian population".

Armed conflict in Syria continues from March 2011.

The foreign Ministry of ATS had earlier said that the US sanctions directed against the Syrian people and violate all international rules, Syrians will resist sanctions pressure as hard as terrorism.

The Russian foreign Ministry earlier called the US sanctions against Syria are illegitimate.