US Sanctions Hinder Humanitarian Relief Efforts in Syria

7 February، 2023
Damascus, SANA

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Tuesday refuted attempts of US officials to mislead the world public opinion on the economic sanctions imposed on the Syrian people, claiming that there is nothing that prevents the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria.

“The US administration’s officials, among them the Regional Spokesperson of the US State Department, Samuel Werberg, and the US permanent missions in New York and Geneva, continue their attempts to mislead the world public opinion and the American people that there is nothing in Caesar Act or the US sanctions to hinder the delivery of humanitarian urgent aid to the Syrian people,” Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement.

The statement added that the Syrians, while dealing with the earthquake catastrophe, are digging among rubbles by their own hands or using simplest tools as the equipment of removing the rubbles are banned because they are punished by the US.

It said that the Syrians are also banned from medicines and medical equipment that would help them face dangers and diseases, adding that the medicine of cancer treatment is best example for that.

Mazen Eyon

Western sanctions on Syria are the major obstacle in response to earthquake repercussions

7 February، 2023
Prague, SANA

Head of the Czechoslovakian Institute of International Relations, Jaromir Schlapata, called on the international community to unite and remove the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria as soon as possible and to provide the necessary aid in response to the devastating earthquake with no politicization.

Moreover, Schlapata strongly condemned the inaction by the International Community and international organizations, namely the humanitarian to fulfill its legal, moral and humanitarian duty towards the Syrian people having been hit by the earthquake.

Schlapata conveyed his heartfelt condolences to Syria’s leadership and people over the victims of the earthquake.

“Syria has been at the forefront to offer aid to countries and peoples in crises without politicization, opening its borders and providing shelter, food and medication free of charge,” Schlapata stated.

On the other hand, Schlapata added that the unjust unilateral coercive measures and the illegitimate Western embargo against Syria are the major obstruction on the scope of the work to address the earthquake’s consequences.

Hence, Schlapata affirmed his confidence in the Syrian people to overcome this catastrophe.

Kinda ALMahmoud/Mazen Eyon