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US House approves new sanctions on Syria supporters

The U.S. Capitol is seen from the observation deck of the Old Post Office Tower 11 January 2019 in Washington, DC. [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]
The U.S. Capitol is seen from the observation deck of the Old Post Office Tower 11 January 2019 in Washington, DC. [Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]

The US House of Representatives yesterday unanimously adopted a bill allowing President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on supporters of Syria’s energy, airspace and business sectors.

“The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act would require the president to impose new sanctions on anyone who does business with or provides financing to the Government of Syria, including Syrian intelligence and security services, or the Central Bank of Syria; provides aircraft or spare parts for aircraft to Syria’s airlines; is involved with construction and engineering projects controlled by the Syrian government; or supports Syria’s energy industry,” the Foreign Affairs Committee said in a statement.

The legislation has not passed in the Senate after the Democrats refused to participate in the vote during the partial US government shutdown.

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