British MPs demanded to deprive the wife of Assad citizenship


A group of British MPs is going to send to the Ministry of internal Affairs of great Britain a letter with a request to deprive the wife of Syrian President ASMA Assad has British citizenship, The Telegraph reports.

“If ASMA will continue to defend the criminal actions of the regime [Bashar al -] Assad, the British government will be obliged to deprive her of her citizenship or to prove that its actions do not cause serious harm to the vital interests of the United Kingdom”, — quotes the edition of the letter of the deputies from the liberal Democrats.

According to the newspaper, the parliamentarians decided to propose such an initiative after the visit of ASMA al-Assad on Instagram there was a post about the missile attack on the United States airbase from government forces in the Syrian province of HOMS. “What America did is an irresponsible act that reflects only its short-sightedness and political and military blindness in the pursuit of false propaganda campaign,” — stated in the message.

As stated by The Sunday Times member of the Committee of the house of Commons on international relations Nadeem Zahavi, “it’s time to start putting pressure on Assad by any means possible”, including through people like ASMA Assad, who is also “part of the propaganda machine that commits war crimes”.

41-year-old ASMA Assad, was born and educated in London. In 2000 she moved to Syria, where she married Bashar al-Assad. ASMA Assad is under sanctions of the EU and can’t visit EU countries. She currently has dual citizenship, and having a British passport allows her to enter the United Kingdom.

April 4, in the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Syrian province of Idlib there was a chemical attack, which killed more than 80 people. The Syrian opposition and Western countries blamed their deaths on the forces of Bashar al-Assad. However, the official Damascus denies involvement in the incident. The Russian defense Ministry claim that the Syrian army has hit an ammunition dump of militants, where were stored chemical weapons.

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