The United States expanded sanctions against the

the U.S. Treasury announced new sanctions against families of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its related companies.

In particular, under the sanctions were one of the four sons of the President — Hafez al-Assad born in 2001.

in addition, in the list were three other people and ten companies. The last time sanctions were extended on 17 June and touched the wife of Assad and his sister Bushra, and 21 organization.

Meanwhile, the Deputy assistant Secretary Joel Rayburn said that the US is conducting close consultations with Russia and urged it to increase pressure on Damascus.