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BRUSSELS June 15, 2012 (AP)
The European Council said Friday it had authorized a ban on exporting to Syria some luxury or "dual use" items that could be used for internal repression. The list will be published Saturday, but the statement included some examples: caviar, shoes and garments costing more than €600 ($750), pearls, and cars costing more than €25,000 ($31,400).
Also banned are gas masks, certain chemicals and toxins.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said it was necessary to maintain international pressure on the Syrian regime to halt the violence. She said the sanctions had been designed to avoid harming ordinary Syrians.
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by bokonon2010
The sanctions probably don't mention the millions of dollars worth of IBM and CISCO equipment that WE sold to them so they could censor their media and internet, as well as quell dissent.
Originally posted by phroziac
750 dollar clothes? Uhm? Anyone who can spend that much on clothes can find a way around that. Does stock on such things even move that fast?