Syria Sanctions Act 2011

August 2, 2011
August 2, 2011
Referred to Senate (sub)committee

Cites Syria’s support for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, and Hizballah; the transfer of weapons to Hizballah as a violation of UN Resolution 1701; and the 5/15/11 march by Palestinian refugees across the Syrian border into the Golan Heights as an effort by Syria to destabilize the border and take attention away from its crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Would impose sanctions on individuals or companies that do significant business in Syria’s petroleum industry, enhance Syria’s ability to develop its petroleum resources, or facilitate Syrian production, import, or export of refined petroleum products.

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Further Syria sanctions: S. 1048 of 5/23/11, H.R. 2105 of 6/3/11, H.R. 2106 of 6/3/11, and S. 1472 of 8/2/11

The Arab Spring: S. Res. 44 of 2/3/11, S. Res. 180 of 5/11/11, H. Res. 292 of 6/3/11, and H. Res. 296 of 6/3/11

Conditioning aid to Egypt after the 2011 revolution: H. Amdt. 481 to H.R. 1 of 2/11/11, H.R. 1514 of 4/13/11, H.R. 2055 of 5/31/11, H.R. 2583 of 7/19/11, S. 1601 of 9/22/11, and H.R. 3671 of 12/14

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