The Syrian president condemns the West for preventing refugees from returning, and the United States announces more sanctions
Al Jazeera: on November 11, Syrian President Bashar accused the United States of exerting pressure on the United Nations and Syria’s neighbors, causing more than 5 million refugees fleeing Syria to be unable to return.
Syrian President Bashar
Of the 17 million people in Syria, 5.5 million live abroad as refugees, most of them in Turkey, and another 6 million refugees who have lost their homes in Syria.
Bashar stated that under “pressure and intimidation,” millions of refugees were forced to stay in the host country. While receiving international assistance, the host country was also economically tempting refugees.
Western countries and all Syrian neighbors except Lebanon have stated that it is not safe for refugees to return to Syria.
European Union policy chief Borrell stated that the current priority is to create conditions for the Syrian refugees to return home in a safe, voluntary, dignified and lasting manner.
At the same time, the United States recently announced sanctions against 19 individuals who provided assistance to Syrian government
including Ismail, the head of the Syrian Air Force’s intelligence
Ali, the leader of the Syrian Political and Security Agency, and some oil companies
showing that the United States is still working hard to cut off Pakistan Financial support from the Shaar government.