Switzerland increases sanctions on Syria

Switzerland has increased its sanctions on Syria and imposed asset freezes on 25 more Syrians.

Syrian companies subject to asset freezes now includes Syrian Arab Airlines, the Cotton Marketing Organisation and Drex Technologies, SECO said in a statement.

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