WASHINGTON, D.C. — The third list of sanctioned individuals and organizations under Caesar’s Act has been released by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Caesar’s Law authorizes the U.S government to impose sanctions on senior government and military officials of the Syrian government and its allies and impose sanctions against Russian and Iranian entities that provide support to Syria’s energy, defense, and construction sectors.
On 17 June, the U.S. imposed sanctions on 39 individuals and entities related to the Syrian government in Damascus, including the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma al-Assad.
Six new figures have been included on the latest Caesar’s Act sanctions list.
The list of new sanctions included Luna al-Shibl, the media advisor for the Republican Palace and her husband, Muhammad Ammar Saati, a prominent member of the Baath Party and a former president of the National Union of Syrian Students.
The U.S. Treasury Department website stated that Washington had also imposed sanctions on Ghaya Dalla, Yasar Hussein Ibrahim, Samer Ismail, and Fadi Saqr.
“The new sanctions affected the leaders of several Syrian military units, including the commander of the National Defense Militia of the Syrian regime, Fadi Saqr, due to their efforts in preventing the ceasefire,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared in a statement, indicating that the U.S. and its allies are united in continuing to pressure the President of the Syrian regime Bashar al-Assad, as well as his supporters, until a peaceful political solution is reached.