Swiss tighten sanctions against Syria

The government has decided to extend economic sanctions against Syria in line with the European Union.

This content was published on February 7, 2012 - 10:24 and agencies

An additional 34 individuals and 19 companies were added to the list according to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

A total of 108 alleged members of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad are now banned from entering Switzerland and their bank accounts have been blocked.

The 38 Syrian firms under embargo include financial institutions, oil companies as well as the al-Watan newspaper.

The decision by the Swiss cabinet comes after the United Nations Security Council failed to agree a resolution condemning the Syrian government’s violence against its citizens.

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