posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 07:06 PM
America has for the first time come forward to say that they will impose
sanctions on Syria in the near future. Syria who was ordered by the US to remove all Palestenian terrorist leaders and Hizbullah members has yet to do
so. "Asked whether the US intends to begin implementation of the Syria Accountability Act sometime in the near future, Powell told the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, "Yes. We're examining now what sections of the act we want to use."
"The act, signed in December by President George W. Bush, directs the president to ban US sales of weaponry and dual-use items Ė items that could be
used for civilian or military purpose Ė unless Syria abandons its support for terrorism, removes its troops from Lebanon, stops the flow of terrorists
into Iraq, and abandons its pursuit of nonconventional weapons.
It also calls on the president to impose two or more sanctions from a list of six: an export ban; ban on US businesses operating in Syria;
restrictions on Syrian diplomats in the US; exclusion of Syrian-owned aircraft from US airspace; a reduction of diplomatic contacts with Syria; or
freezing of Syrian assets in the US. "
[Edited on 12-2-2004 by Dreamz]
[Edited on 16-3-2004 by SkepticOverlord]