U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syrian Mogul for Aiding Assad


The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Samer Foz, a Syrian industrialist behind high-end developments, including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar al-Assad.

"This Syrian oligarch is directly supporting the murderous Assad regime and building luxury developments on land stolen from those fleeing his brutality," Sigal Mandelker, the undersecretary of the treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in an announcement.

Comments 8
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 11 June 2019, 20:37

and he was given Lebanese nationality by the strong president.

Thumb s.o.s 11 June 2019, 20:46

You beat me to it, yes, if my memory doesn’t betray me Michel Aoun “gave” him (sold) the Lebanese citizenship. Apparently, he’s one of many deserving persons Bassil was referring to a couple of days ago.

Thumb Mystic 11 June 2019, 20:53

Better the Lebanese president than your beloved Trump.

Thumb whyaskwhy 11 June 2019, 21:00

The president of Lebanon is the bearded goat ha ya Ali? The same one who embraced the Israelis a few years back.... Yes Israel the same master you serve.

Thumb lebanon_first 11 June 2019, 21:24

We should give leb nationality to big investors who have lots of money provided they invest here. This will create jobs.

Not to refugees who will ask for handouts.

Cyprus gives nationality to over 2million $ investors.

Thumb s.o.s 11 June 2019, 22:01

Syria, its regime and partners are our enemy as much as Natanyahu is. So if an Israeli friend of Natanyahu wants to invest 10 millions in Beirut he should get the citizenship. Next time, think before typing ya mowaten.

Thumb warrior 12 June 2019, 03:36

Assad has more than USD2 million. Would you also give him the nationality? No national security concerns in your mind?

Thumb whyaskwhy 12 June 2019, 19:09

Leb first are you really serious or your just in between Beano and a Barbara Cartland novel???? Who in his right state of mind is looking at investing in Lebanon for the good of the people? who cares enough and impartial enough to look at Lebanons interest? A crooked Syrian oligarch who is aligned with Assad and is now suddenly your Florence Nightingale out to rescue the unemployed Lebanese looking to build his future under the auspices of a clean business? Samer Foz did not make his fortune on his service of others but rather his ability to skin and sell others.