Syria on Tuesday rejected the extension of the European Union (EU) sanctions against the Center for Scientific Studies and Research and described them as unfair and illegal, according to international law.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry, in a response statement on Tuesday, said it strongly condemned the EU’s decision to extend the coercive measures imposed on the institution and some of its employees for another year.
According to the statement, the actions lack the slightest degree of objectivity and credibility, and they take place in the context of the lies they promote and their continuing efforts to politicize the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
According to the information, these are attempts that he called desperate to continue attacking Syria and predicted that they will fail and will only increase the insistence of Damascus to continue defending its sovereignty and interests and prevent any interference in its affairs.
Likewise, to the EU of being a tool to implement the policies of Syria’s enemies and of having lost the independence of its decision and of any positive role in the international arena.
The European Union extended the sanctions imposed on Damascus on Monday for another year on charges of using chemical weapons against the civilian population and also imposed on two Syrian research centers and a Russian chemical research institute.
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The measures, without UN backing, include both a travel ban to EU blockade countries and a freeze on Syrian assets abroad.