Middle East Council of Churches calls on Biden to remove US sanctions on Syria

Damascus, SANA- Middle East Council of Churches, heads of churches and the religious references called upon the US President, Joe Biden, to cancel the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people which increase their suffering especially during Coronavirus epidemic.

The letter addressed by the Council and heads of churches and religious activities to Biden on occasion of assuming presidency stated “Once again and in defense of human rights and dignity, the council reiterates its calls for canceling the economic sanctions imposed on the Syrian people which are more and more violating their right to live in dignity and threating with unprecedented humanitarian disaster in the region”.

The letter called for removing the economic sanctions under which the Syrian people have been suffering from difficult health, economic and social crises which escalate especially with Coronavirus epidemic and its catastrophic repercussions”.

The letter added that Syria was the food basket for the region before ten years ago, but now, because of the war and the US coercive unilateral measures, the Syrian people is suffering a lot, calling Bidon to work on alleviating the impacts of the humanitarian crises that target the Middle East and the whole world with a new wave of disability.

Baraa Ali / Mazen Eyon

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