US Treasury takes aim at Syrian radio, TV

March 5, 2012 18:32

WASHINGTON - The US Treasury Department on Monday barred Americans from any dealings with Syria's state-owned radio and television stations because it said they support the Syrian government's crackdown on its own people.

"The General Organization of Radio and TV has served as an arm of the Syrian regime as it mounts increasingly barbaric attacks on its own population and seeks both to mask and legitimize its violence," Treasury said in a statement.

Treasury said it "stands with the Syrian people" against the violence backed by the Syrian radio and television organization.

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