Arab League made a huge step by deciding to sanction Syria, in order to immediately fix the country’s political turmoil.
“The people of Syria were killed and we do not want this to happen. Power means nothing if you are considered an enemy by the people themselves, “said Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim.
Over the past eight months, the upheaval casualties continue to occur up to 8,500 people in Syria. People asked President Bashar al Assad immediately step down.
Although abandoned, and great pressure from its own allies, Assad’s regime still refuses to stop the deadly military assault.
These sanctions are evidence that the Arabs do not like what happened, although Damascus will no doubt be one of the power of the region.
A total of 19 of the 22 Arab League members agreed to provide trade sanctions against Syria. Including stop the transaction with the Central Bank of Syria and funding, as well as freezing assets.
“This step is very important we do to stop the suffering of the people,” said Jassim.
“This agreement will be a sanction that has the effect of Syria, even if no sanctions will be applied, if suddenly Syria agrees to stop the violence on civilians,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabir Al Thani, told VOA .
Economic sanctions including freezing the assets of the leaders of Syria in Arab countries, termination of trade relations between the Syrian Arab countries, termination of financial transactions with the Central Bank of Syria, and Syrian officials travel ban to the Arab countries.
Saturday, December 3, 2011, foreign ministers of the Arab League met again. They will discuss the impact of the implementation of economic sanctions to Syria and to evaluate, whether the sanctions should be extended or not.
However sanctions for Syria’s economy is an extraordinary action taken by the Arab League countries. Therefore, Syria is a member of the old and belong to one country that has an important position in the Arab League.