Switzerland will freeze the accounts of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
Swiss authorities have declared that the assets of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be frozen, informed Associated Press on Tuesday, May 24.
The Government has required from banks to report about all assets belonging to al-Assad. It is still unknown whether the Syrian president has assets in Switzerland and, if yes, how large.
Bashar Assad is also forbidden to stay in Switzerland.
Thus, Switzerland has put sanctions against Syria. Last week, the financial sanctions and travel ban from Switzerland, were imposed on 13 members of the Syrian government.
Now, under the sanctions is not only al-Assad, but also a number of other government officers – a total of 23 people.
On May 18 similar sanctions against the Assad and several Syrian officials have entered the United States.
Om May 9 the European Union announced that sanctions were imposed against Syrian officials. In particular, the EU banned entry to its territory 13 Syrian officials and their European assets were frozen. Sanctions, however, do not touch Assad.