Spotlight UNITED STATES SYRIA UNITED KINGDOM Issue dated 13/01/2021

New US Caesar Act sanctions raise heckles in London's pro-Bashar establishment

In December 2002, Queen Elizabeth II received Bashar al-Assad and his London-born wife, Asma.
In December 2002, Queen Elizabeth II received Bashar al-Assad and his London-born wife, Asma. © Kirsty_Wigglesworth/EPA/MaxPPP
The recent sanctions against Syrian first lady Asma Al Assad and a number of her UK based relatives have implications for the pro-Damascus community in London. [...] (461 words)
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