Statement: RR Welcomes Approval for Caesar Civilian Protection Act by US House of Representatives

We welcome the approval of the Caesar Civilian Protection Act by the US House of Representatives on 15 November which, if passed through the Senate and signed into law by the President, will introduce additional sanctions against the Assad regime and its backers (potentially Russia). This represents another important step in applying pressure on Assad and Russia to come to the negotiating table and end the bloody conflict in Syria.