Obama Administration Preparing New Sanctions on Syria

Senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity revealed that the new sanctions are imminent.


THE Obama administration is readying new sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and its allies.

Senior officials travelling with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she wraps up a nine-nation tour of Africa say that fresh sanctions aimed at hastening Assad's overthrow are imminent.

The officials spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to preview the move.