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May 18, 2011 3:50 pm

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian President

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CNN – President Barack Obama Wednesday imposed tough sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six other senior Syrian officials in an effort to stop the regime’s fierce crackdown on protests, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

The sanctions also target two top Iranian officials whose unit was a “conduit for Iranian material support” to Syrian intelligence, according to a copy of the executive order issued by the White House.

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  • Sanctions like these have never worked. The US is again trying to act like a world police, but the government should not forget that the US debt exceeds $14.3 trillion. Fixing American problems should be priority.