© AFP/File | US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley holds photos of victims as the UN Security Council meets in an emergency session in April about a suspected deadly chemical attack that killed civilians, including children, in Syria
The move by the bloc’s foreign ministers brings to 255 people now facing a travel ban and an assets freeze over President Bashar al-Assad’s violent crackdown on civilians during a five-year civil war.
“The EU added these 16 persons for their role in the development and use of chemical weapons against the civilian population,” an EU statement said.
The EU will release the names of those hit by the sanctions on Tuesday, it said.
The UN’s chemical watchdog, the OPCW, last month concluded…
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