EU bans entry to Syrian foreign minister

The European Union has put Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad on a sanctions list, banning him from entering the territory of the community

This was stated in a statement of the EU Council.

“In view of the seriousness of the situation in Syria and in view of the recent appointment of Faisal Mikdad as foreign minister, he should be added to the list of individuals and entities subject to EU restrictive measures”, –  the statement said.

The EU sanctions regime against Syria is the most extensive ever imposed by the EU. The blacklist includes more than 300 people, including the entire leadership of the country, President Bashar al-Assad and members of his family. In addition, the EU has banned virtually all trade with Syria, including oil and oil products, as well as any lending to the country.

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