EU vows fresh sanctions against Syrian central bank


The European Union (EU) plans to introduce tougher sanctions against the Syrian regime, including a freeze on assets held by its central bank, in light of continued violence and human rights abuses in the country over the past 11 months.

On February 8, officials from the EU external action service, a European body that assists in foreign affairs and security policy, were summoned by its executive secretary general, Pierre Vimont, to an emergency meeting to discuss its policy on Syria. In

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