EU piles pressure on Syria, targets Iran allies
24-Jun-2011 (one comment)

The text also welcomes the adoption of new sanctions against Syria, adding three commanders of Iran's Revolutionary Guard along with four Syrians and four businesses to a list of people hit by an assets freeze and EU travel ban.

The EU has already imposed sanctions on 23 Syrians, including Assad and his closest associates.

Brigadier Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, was added to the new list published in the EU Official Journal on Friday, along with Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the guards' Qods unit, and Hossein Taeb, deputy commander for intelligence.

They were all accused of "providing equipment and support to help the Syria regime suppress protests in Syria," the Journal said.

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