In the state Duma hope to continue working with the new people's Council of Syria

"The friendship group with Russia" will continue to work with the new composition of the people's Council of Syria in previously established directions. The new Parliament of the SAR is able to work for change for the better in spite of difficult economic conditions, told RIA Novosti coordinator of the State Duma for relations with the Syrian Parliament Dmitry Sablin.

Elections to the people's Council of Syria will be held on July 19. The country's leadership was forced to postpone their April in connection with the pandemic coronavirus. Only in the electoral race will involve more than 1.6 thousand candidates.

The Deputy of the Russian Federation noted that Syria is in a difficult economic situation, the United States imposed new sanctions. "Moreover, among the candidates a lot of new faces, a lot of young people, those who defended their country with weapons in their hands. Let them work for a change for the better, which I wish Syria all of her friends in Russia", - he said.

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 and his sister Bushra, and 21 organization.

Foreign Minister of Syria Walid Muallem said that the US is trying to deprive the Syrian population, "the last piece of bread," using sanctions as a last weapon to achieve their goals in Syria. According to him, Damascus has learned to resist sanctions Washington and take action to counter the effects of sanctions.