Syria denounced US sanctions on President Assad

Arab World Materials 19 May 2011 19:06 (UTC +04:00)

Syria denounced on Thursday US sanctions imposed on President Bashar al-Assad and top aides, saying the United States wants to impose its policies in the region to protect the interests of Israel, reported dpa.

"The US measures are part of a series of sanctions imposed by successive US administrations against the Syrian people as part of a regional scheme, aimed primarily at serving Israel's interests," the official SANA news reported.