Syria Live Blog
Syria - May 20, 2011 - 00:45
Hezbollah has issued a statement condemning the US sanctions on Syria:
The sanctions are a punishment against Syria and its people for supporting the Resistance and Palestine against Israel and the US, the statement said.
The statement added that US interference “will not stop the Syrian people and its leadership from committing to the righteous causes of the nation.”
US President Barack Obama imposed asset freezes and restrictions on financial transactions on Assad and six top aides, notably against Maher al-Assad, the powerful brother of the president, who commands Syria's feared Fourth Armored Division.
More than 850 people have been killed and thousands have been arrested since the pro-democracy protests began in Syria mid-March, rights groups and the United Nations say.
The imposition of US sanctions on Syria and the attempt to [target Syrian] President Bashar al-Assad is a political decision that has no relation to human rights. Hezbollah