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Halifax man with business dealings in Syria now under EU sanctions

A Halifax man who was the first person charged with violating Canada’s economic sanctions against Syria is now accused of violating the European Union’s sanctions as well.

Nader Kalai — a Syrian national with permanent residency in Canada — is known to be a close associate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his loyalists.

On Monday the European Union added Kalai to a list of individuals who are subject to travel bans and an asset freeze for their involvement with the Assad regime. EU citizens and businesses are also banned from making funds available to Kalai and others on the list.

This is what’s so great about diversity, we have Pro and Anti-Assad factions operating in Canada!

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