Syrian Foreign Minister said that US sanctions against Syria are like "strangling Freud"

  On the 26th, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Mualim accused the United States of "strangling" Syria with sanctions, just like "strangling George Freud and others."

  Freud was a black American man who died in May this year when he was pressed by a white policeman with his knees on his neck.

This incident triggered large-scale protests and demonstrations across the United States, which have not subsided so far.

  Mualim spoke at the general debate of the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded video on the 26th, accusing the US of sanctions as "inhumane."

He emphasized that under the new crown epidemic, US sanctions prevented life-saving drugs and equipment from entering Syria.

He called on all countries subject to unilateral US sanctions to unite against sanctions.

  The US government imposed sanctions on the Syrian government, entities, and individuals before the outbreak of the civil war in Syria in 2011, and continued to add sanctions after the outbreak of the civil war.

In June this year, the US imposed additional sanctions on 39 entities and individuals related to Syria, including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife.

The US sanctions were opposed by many parties, and Syria accused the US sanctions as "a new form of terrorism."

(Zheng Haoning) [Xinhua News Agency Wei Feature]