NY Senators to Introduce Sanctions Bill Against Syria
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer have announced that they plan on introducing a sanctions bill against Syria, in light of the ongoing tension in that country.
The Democratic senators from New York announced Monday that they will introduce the Syrian Human Rights Accountability Act, which will require Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to identify members of the Syrian government and others who have violated the rights of those calling for reform in the country. Once identified, those individuals will then be denied access to visas to the United States and will not be allowed to conduct financial and property transactions in the U.S., according to a release from Schumer's office.
The bill also aims to crack down on companies which sell technology or weapons to Syria for the purpose of censorship or abusing human rights in that country from doing business with the U.S.
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