Baird puts new sanctions down on Syria

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Friday that an additional 47 people and three companies would be barred from business dealings under Canadian sanctions already put in place with Syria.

At a press conference, Baird said that Canada continue to urge the UN Security Council to put sanctions in place against Syria as a sign that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has to go. He included Security Councils members who have previously blocked action. China and Russia have been reluctant to apply pressure.

The three businesses barred from dealing with Canada are: Drex Technologies S.A., the Cotton Marketing Organization, and Syrian Arab Airlines.


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