12 December 2014
The Syrian National Coalition welcomes today’s decision by the European Union to ban the sale of jet fuel to the Syrian regime. This decision will send a clear signal to the Syrian regime that EU Member States will not facilitate its illegal policy of slaughtering innocent civilians by air. Nor will the EU stand by as others perpetuate and strengthen the Syrian regime’s brutal war machine.
As the EU works to further isolate Assad, the Syrian National Coalition looks forward to the EU’s adoption of further targeted sanctions against other specialised fuels that feed Assad’s war machine, as well as measures to tackle the supply of weapons and funding from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. A political solution will only be possible if the Assad regime feels the impact of these measures.