No more shopping in Paris – the 'REAL dictator' of Syria is banned from the EU

The wife, mother, sister and sister-in-law of Syrian President Bashar Assad will be added to the European Union’s sanction list, ministers said, aiming to pressure him into ending a crackdown on popular unrest and restrict his family’s luxury lifestyle.

Foreign ministers were expected to vote Friday on imposing a travel ban and asset freeze on the women in the bloc’s efforts to increase pressure on Assad to end the violence in his country, The Daily Telegraph reported.

“Their behavior continues to be murdering and totally unacceptable in the eyes of the world,” British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.

The inclusion of Assad’s British-born wife, Asma, came after e-mails detailing her shopping sprees were made public this week.

Asma Assad and female relatives of other regime leaders would join eight government officials and two oil firms added to 114 Syrians and 38 organizations already subject to the freezing of assets and bank accounts in European Union member nations, the Telegraph said.

Asma Assad, born in Acton, England, married the Syrian leader in late 2000, the year he became president after the death of his father, Hafez.

A travel ban would not affect Asma Assad’s travel to Britain because she holds dual citizenship, the Telegraph said.

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels also expanded the list of people facing asset freezes and bans on travel to the EU to several other Syrians, and barred European companies from doing business with two Syrian oil companies, EU officials said.

The decisions, which come into force on Saturday, build on 12 previous rounds of sanctions aimed at isolating Assad, including an arms embargo and a ban on importing Syrian oil to the EU.

In her only statement since the crisis broke out a year ago, Asma Assad said, “The president is the president of Syria, not a faction of Syrians, and the first lady supports him in that role.”

UPI, Reuters

  • 5thDrawer

    Equality Exists !!

  • 5thDrawer

    Equality Exists !!

  • Hannibal

    No more candy for you… Now go stand in the corner… You’re punished…

  • No more candy for you… Now go stand in the corner… You’re punished…

  • josephphdman

    asma you,ve got to be ashamed you are shopping and spending money that your husband stole from the lebaneese and the syrian people ; his money is not clean and you can,t be proud  spending millons of poor people money , money which was supposed to feed the poor and the hungry.

  • josephphdman

    asma you,ve got to be ashamed you are shopping and spending money that your husband stole from the lebaneese and the syrian people ; his money is not clean and you can,t be proud  spending millons of poor people money , money which was supposed to feed the poor and the hungry.

  • the sad jokes and the stupid theatrical show goes on while innocent people die for nothing. Killed by the ones that are supposed to protect them… Whatever, and however we understand the European Union’s sanction, they are still more than what the Arab countries are doing even in smolic gestures to support the peaople of Syria…
    The show will go on…. People will die… and the Arab world will continue to suck until the day their leaders have no more logically stupid excuse to blame it all on (outside terrorists, Israel, The united States and so on and on and on)…  
    the stand the

    • are you zionist or wahabi mr,, just kidding sami you are right , isarel is not perfect and i have issues with some of its practice but i give them credit for taking care of each other and not beating on their citizens, the usa my home country now and  is not perfect by any means but you can usually hold government agencies accountable by several means and i give america very high marks  for child protection and ethical treatment of animals. arabs simply  are not a lovey dovey to one another, they all feel supperior to the neighbor next door and by far are insensitive to human rights and the spilling of blood.

      • dabshaleem

        he wahabi mr dogs r goood for huntting mr no eat dog mr amerecan kiss dogs mr yegh mr

    • dabshaleem

      yu salafite mr israeel r the rael terorriste mr saudia r terorriste to mr

  • the sad jokes and the stupid theatrical show goes on while innocent people die for nothing. Killed by the ones that are supposed to protect them… Whatever, and however we understand the European Union’s sanction, they are still more than what the Arab countries are doing even in smolic gestures to support the peaople of Syria…
    The show will go on…. People will die… and the Arab world will continue to suck until the day their leaders have no more logically stupid excuse to blame it all on (outside terrorists, Israel, The united States and so on and on and on)…  
    the stand the

    • are you zionist or wahabi mr,, just kidding sami you are right , isarel is not perfect and i have issues with some of its practice but i give them credit for taking care of each other and not beating on their citizens, the usa my home country now and  is not perfect by any means but you can usually hold government agencies accountable by several means and i give america very high marks  for child protection and ethical treatment of animals. arabs simply  are not a lovey dovey to one another, they all feel supperior to the neighbor next door and by far are insensitive to human rights and the spilling of blood.

      • dabshaleem

        he wahabi mr dogs r goood for huntting mr no eat dog mr amerecan kiss dogs mr yegh mr

    • dabshaleem

      yu salafite mr israeel r the rael terorriste mr saudia r terorriste to mr

  • the sad jokes and the stupid theatrical show goes on while innocent people die for nothing. Killed by the ones that are supposed to protect them… Whatever, and however we understand the European Union’s sanction, they are still more than what the Arab countries are doing even in smolic gestures to support the peaople of Syria…
    The show will go on…. People will die… and the Arab world will continue to suck until the day their leaders have no more logically stupid excuse to blame it all on (outside terrorists, Israel, The united States and so on and on and on)…  
    the stand the

    • are you zionist or wahabi mr,, just kidding sami you are right , isarel is not perfect and i have issues with some of its practice but i give them credit for taking care of each other and not beating on their citizens, the usa my home country now and  is not perfect by any means but you can usually hold government agencies accountable by several means and i give america very high marks  for child protection and ethical treatment of animals. arabs simply  are not a lovey dovey to one another, they all feel supperior to the neighbor next door and by far are insensitive to human rights and the spilling of blood.

      • dabshaleem

        he wahabi mr dogs r goood for huntting mr no eat dog mr amerecan kiss dogs mr yegh mr

    • dabshaleem

      yu salafite mr israeel r the rael terorriste mr saudia r terorriste to mr

  • dabshaleem

    asma nice women ilike lips 

    • 5thDrawer

      Wow Dab … you’re an animal lover? That’s a plus. (Meens good thing mr. 🙂

    • north or south dab 🙂

      • Prophettttt

        geo, Both sets resemble each other,

  • dabshaleem

    asma nice women ilike lips 

    • 5thDrawer

      Wow Dab … you’re an animal lover? That’s a plus. 🙂

    • north or south dab 🙂

      • Prophettttt

        geo, Both sets resemble each other,If You like a set of lips, you’ll like the other,lol

        • 5thDrawer

          OOOoooo … ouchie. 😉

    • north or south dab 🙂

  • yazidi

    ass ma ass dick!!! family