BRUSSELS - The European Union imposed
sanctions on Syria's main mobile phone operator Syriatel, the
country's largest private company Cham Holding and several
construction and investment firms, the EU's Official Journal
showed on Saturday.
Europeans are banned from doing business with the six
companies, which also include a television station, Addounia TV,
and three firms linked to the Syrian military.
The ministers of justice and information were also added to
a list of Syrians affected by an EU travel ban and asset freeze.