EU approves more sanctions on Syria
The EU has included anyone linked or related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on its sanctions list (File Archive/AFP)
Agence France Presse reported Tuesday that the European Union has voted to expand sanctions on Damascus over its "violent repression" of civilians.
EU Foreign Ministers announced Tuesday that three more individuals and nine more entities have been added to their asset freeze and travel ban list from Syria, according to an official statement released Tuesday.
The ministers said that the individuals and entities were "[targeted] due to their involvement in the violent repression of the civilian population or their support to the regime."
The names are expected to be released Wednesday.