Walid al-Muallem, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Syria, accused the administration of US President Donald Trump on Saturday of trying to strangle the Syrians with sanctions, “in an inhuman scene that reminds us
Walid al-Muallem was accused, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Syria The administration of US President Donald Trump, on Saturday, tried to strangle the Syrians with sanctions, “in an inhuman scene that reminds us of the same brutality with which George Floyd and others in the United States strangled.”
Syrian Foreign Minister #Waleed_mouallemThe administration of the American president Trump Trying to strangle the Syrians through sanctions # Caesar’s lawIn a scene reminiscent of the same brutality with which he was strangled # George_Floyd… that the continued presence of Turkish forces on Syrian lands is an occupation. “#Toss_News #Syria #Turkey pic.twitter.com/iH6j8RgB3U
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The teacher was referring to the black American Floyd, who died in May after a white policeman kneeled on his neck.
New U.S. sanctions, which took effect in June under the so-called Caesar Act, have further paralyzed Syrias already ailing economy by preventing foreign companies from doing business with Damascus.
Al-Muallem said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly via video technology on Saturday, “The aim of this law (Caesar’s law) is in essence to pressure the Syrian people into their livelihood and daily life and try to suffocate them in an inhumane scene that reminds us of the same brutality with which George Floyd and others strangled them. United State”.
The US mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Washington says the sanctions are aimed at cutting revenues from the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and pushing him to return to UN-led talks to end the more than eight-year-old conflict.