Sanctions

Syrian Officials Says Support From Russia, China, Iran Helps Lessen Impact of Western Sanctions

$500 million worth of oil a month and good credit line

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DAMASCUS, Syria, June 28 (UPI) — Iran, Russia and China are helping Syria lessen the sting of Western sanctions with $500 million a month in oil and vast credit lines, a Syrian official said.

"It's not that bad to have behind you the Russians, the Chinese and Iranians," Qadri Jamil, Syria's deputy prime minister for economic affairs, told The Financial Times.

"Those three countries are helping us politically, militarily—and also economically."