EU agrees to freeze Syria central bank assets

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to freeze the assets of Syria's central bank as part of new sanctions measured against Damascus over it's 11-month violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, AFP reported.
In addition to the freezing of Syrian central bank assets in Europe, the foreign ministers also agreed to impose a travel ban on seven senior Syrian officials, block cargo flights from Syria to the EU and restrict trade on gold and precious metals with Damascus.