European Union impose economic sanctions on Syria

This time, International pressure on the government Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to resign grew louder. Now, the foreign ministers of European Union member states agreed to impose economic sanctions on Syria in the form of banning oil imports from Syria.

Quoted from page Xinhua on Saturday, September 3, 2011, the European Union also imposed other sanctions are also still associated with the oil sector.

The European Union is hoping international pressure can accelerate the collapse of the President Bashar al-Assad regime. Furthermore, the action is expected to limit the financial resources of Syria.

Economic sanctions imposed by the European Union include a ban on the purchase, import, and transport of oil and oil products from Syria. "In addition the EU also prohibits the provision of financial services or insurance to accompany the transaction," the agency said in a statement released in Bruxelles, Belgium, was quoted as saying by CNN.

European Union citizens also added four and three agencies that have roiled the Arab countries for several months in which the targeted list for freezing assets and travel bans. But the assets engaged in the humanitarian field have an exemption.

In the Netherlands, some parties have asked Shell, as the country's largest oil producer, to halt oil production in Syria. But Shell will stop producing new states after the ban actually enforced.

As is known, Syrians staged a massive protest in recent months. They want President Bashar Al Assad resigned. The action received support from Western countries.

Although some countries have pressed the Syrian government, Bashar Al-Assad said the actions of the leaders of the world will not make it silent.

Latest events arising from the Syrian security forces was reported shot seven demonstrators. All seven people were shot after they staged a protest shortly after the Eid al-Fitr prayers.