The European Union added Syrian Foreign Minister to its sanctions list, according to a decision published Friday in the official journal.

Iran PressEurope: "In view of the gravity of the situation in Syria, and considering his recent appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faisal Mekdad should be added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities or bodies subject to restrictive measures in Annex I to Decision 2013/255/CFSP", the decision read.

On 22 November, Mekdad was appointed to the post of the Syrian foreign minister after his predecessor, Walid Muallem, died at a Damascus hospital at the age of 79.


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