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Munir Adanov

Position: Deputy Army Chief of Staff

Sanctions: US(March 30, 2012)

On March 30, 2012, the United States sanctioned Munir Adanov for his involvement in the Syrian regime’s continued use of violence against its people. [1]

Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen said, “The U.S. and the international community will hold to account those who stand with the Assad regime as it trains the instruments of war against Syrian civilians. The time has long since passed for Syrian officials at all levels to turn their backs on this bloody regime.” [2]

According to the European Union, which sanctioned Adanov in August 2011, Adanov has been “directly involved in repression and violence against the civilian population in Syria.” [3]


[1]“Treasury Designates Syrian Government Officials,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, March 30, 2012. (http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg1517.aspx)

[2]“Treasury Designates Syrian Government Officials,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, March 30, 2012. (http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/tg1517.aspx)

[3]The Council of the European Union, “Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 843/2011 of 23 August 2011 implementing Regulation (EU) No 442/2011 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria,” Reuters, April 20, 2011. (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/20/us-syria-banias-idUSTRE73J20H20110420)