Category: Syria


CSI Expresses Regret over U.S.’s Renewal of Syria Sanctions

President Biden’s Extension of Draconian Sanctions Regime Threatens Country on Edge of Famine Christian Solidarity International (CSI) notes with regret President Biden’s decision of May 6, 2021, to extend economic sanctions on Syria for another year. These sanctions are a key driver of the disaster unfolding in Syria today. Over the past year, intensified U.S. sanctions,… Read more »

CSI Joins Broad-Based, International Appeal to President Biden to End Collective Punishment of Syria’s Civilians

Today, over 90 senior leadership figures worldwide called on U.S. President Joe Biden to lift those economic sanctions that kill, displace, impoverish and otherwise harm the civilian population of Syria, as called for by the UN Special Rapporteur for Unilateral Coercive Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan. Sign the petition to end the suffering This is collective… Read more »

CSI expresses concern over “Joint Statement” on Syria, urges review of impact of economic sanctions as coronavirus strikes

Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a Christian human rights organization, has written to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing grave concern over US policy in Syria as reflected in the March 15 Joint Statement by the US, UK, Germany and France on the Ninth Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising. The Joint Statement fails to… Read more »

Lebanese Christian Scholar: U.S. and Russia Should Cooperate to Protect Pluralism in Middle East

Habib Malik

Habib Malik Sees Imperial “Callousness” Towards Plight of Minorities BOSTON – When it comes to preserving the Middle East’s endangered religious pluralism, “all possibilities must be explored,” Professor Habib Malik said at a public lecture at Boston College on Thursday. The historian particularly highlighted the benefits that a joint American-Russian effort to “enhance religious freedom”… Read more »

UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy: Syria sanctions are having a “devastating impact” on the civilian population

Zurich, May 18, 2018 No spare parts for medical equipment, ambulances, or the electrical and water system. According to UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy, unilateral Western sanctions on Syria are making the plight of Syria’s people during this war even worse. Jazairy is calling for a dialogue on the reduction of sanctions with the ultimate… Read more »

CSI’s response to the bombing in Syria

Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of CSI-USA, responds to the new U.S. bombing campaign against Syria in an op-ed piece in The Tablet: “Washington has signaled a new, more overtly military phase of intervention in Syria. The American war against Syria did not begin with Donald Trump. Barack Obama launched his war in the summer… Read more »

Saving Syrian and Iraqi Christians

Persecuted Christians from around the world and their advocates and supporters will descend on Washington this month for the World Summit on Persecuted Christians. A three-day event sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the World Summit promises to attract the attention of senior political figures and generate welcome media attention. According to the Pew… Read more »

Easter Letter to President Trump

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 Dear Mr. President, Since your predecessor set in motion his Syrian regime-change policy in the summer of 2011, nearly half a million Syrians have died, 6.3 million have been displaced – including “religiously-cleansed” Christians and other minorities – five million have been driven abroad, and millions more have been reduced… Read more »

Stop Arming Terrorists Act Needed Now

The deaths of scores of Syrian civilians in al-Qaeda controlled Idlib Province, apparently caused by banned chemical weapons during a Syrian Air Force bombing raid, has triggered US cruise missile strikes against a Syrian government military target. President Trump’s rapid response to what he rightly called a “heinous” act marks a major escalation of American… Read more »