Sunday, June 20, 2004
Syria drafts sanctions for US:
"More than 130 Syrian lawmakers have prepared a draft law to impose sanctions on United States interests in Syria, parliamentary sources said on Saturday.
The most important part, though:
In a faxed statement, the sources said the draft law was a response to Washington's policy in the Middle East region. Last month, US President George W Bush banned all US exports to Syria except for food and medicine. Flights to and from the United States were also banned after complaints that Syria was supporting terrorism and undermining US efforts in Iraq.
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Further details of the sanctions on US interests in Syria were not given. However, the sanctions could impose restrictions on US oil companies working in the country, they said. "