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The Council of the European Union on Monday added the Syrian Minister of Industry and the Minister of Information to the anti-Syria sanctions list, bringing the total number of targeted persons to 257, the Council said in a statement.

“On 26 February 2018, the Council added the Minister of Industry and the Minister of Information of the government of Syria to the list of those targeted by EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime in view of the gravity of the situation in the country… Today’s decision brings to 257 persons the total number of persons targeted by a travel ban and an assets freeze for being responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population in Syria, benefiting from or supporting the regime, and/or being associated with such persons,” the statement read.

Additionally, 67 Syrian entities are targeted by the assets freeze. The EU restrictive measures are in place until June 1, 2018.

Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition factions and terrorist groups. The international community has taken a number of steps aimed at settling the crisis, including through negotiations in Geneva, Astana and Sochi.

The European Union first imposed sanctions “against Syria and persons responsible for the violent repression against the civilian population” in May 2011.

Source: Sputnik

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Maybe the Syrian air defenses should start targetting the military aircraft of EU countries acting illegally in Syria, namely French and British assets, but also from other countries which have joined the US led gangster coalition.

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After the downing of the Zionazi jet nothing is impossible. If, at some point, Syria decides to implement an overall NFZ and enforce that decision with it’s S-200-300, Pantsir, MANPADs and BUK’s, what could US do? Nothing.

Like with the non-Semite squatters in occupied Palestine, ONE fighter jet is what it takes for the US impotence to become obvious and they wouldn’t even risk that humiliation. The “emperor” is naked

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Stern Daler

You IMHO just start downing when You can down all or most. Downing one gives some publicity but doesn’t win a war.

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There are more countries that send air assets against IS.
Do not pick a fight against odds too big for Your forces.

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EU officials have no clue – what is going on. They just do US dirty work and do not think. Maybe they should be set on half pay. Tongue out.

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The EU has become part of the problem.
It’s being taken over:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/nNEhy1nqvpY
Part 2: https://youtu.be/xO-mcduYCEA