Critical Insights

  1. Over 500 individuals, entities, vessels, and aircrafts have been sanctioned by the US government for supporting terrorism, corruption, weapons proliferation, and destabilizing efforts in the region, including President Bashar al-Assad and his family.
  2. The US government took its largest individual sanction action in April 2017, designating 271 Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center staff, in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. The sanctions were imposed following US missile strikes against Syrian government facilities.
  3. The US Treasury has sanctioned facilitators of the Syrian government located in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean, as well as the leadership of banks located in Russia.

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