US Treasury extends sanctions waiver to allow humanitarian aid into Syria

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The United States extended the waiver of its sanctions against Syria to ensure the flow of humanitarian aid, according to what stated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the US Treasury Department.

A statement from the Office of Foreign Assets Control said that the US Treasury Department remains committed to ensuring the flow of humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, and to this end, the Office of Foreign Assets Control continues to allow the provision of humanitarian support to the Syrian people by non-governmental organizations, the United Nations and the US government, Including USAID.

Syria had extended a permit granted to the United Nations and its specialized agencies to use the Bab al Salama and al Rai crossings in the northern countryside of Aleppo, to deliver humanitarian aid to those in need for a period of 3 months.

Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Bassam Sabbagh, stated that this decision comes out of Syria’s keenness to enhance stability and improve the humanitarian and living conditions of all Syrians, and to continue its efforts to facilitate the arrival of humanitarian aid to those in need in all Syrian regions.

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