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US sanctions Syrian businessman Samer Foz, entities for links to Assad

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Tue, 2019-06-11 19:49

WASHINGTON: The US on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Samer Foz, a Syrian industrialist behind high-end developments, including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar Assad.

“This Syrian oligarch is directly supporting the murderous Assad regime and building luxury developments on land stolen from those fleeing his brutality,” Sigal Mandelker, the undersecretary of the treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in an announcement.

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