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Switzerland on Friday announced fresh sanctions on Syria, saying that it would impose an embargo on the import, sales and transport of Syrian oil and oil products.

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The situation in Syria is deteriorating quickly. reports of human rights abuse, torture, summary executions, trials of mustard gas attack, involvement of Iranian republican guards...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19621925
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The situation in Syria is deteriorating quickly. reports of human rights abuse, torture, summary executions, trials of mustard gas attack, involvement of Iranian republican guards...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19621925
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Re: Swiss slap fresh sanctions on Syria

And Switzerland gets so much oil from Syria. Isn't switzerland neutral?
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And Switzerland gets so much oil from Syria. Isn't switzerland neutral?
Neutrality isn't easy, it forces one to compromise alot. And in Syria's case, I'd say even neutral countries should boycott Syria's regime, and the bloody rebels until those buggers stop shooting and start talking.
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Re: Swiss slap fresh sanctions on Syria

Does Switzerland usually participate in boycotts like these?
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Does Switzerland usually participate in boycotts like these?
Why not, when it's all hot air? Switzerland hasn't imported oil from Syria since 2005.

Next, there'll be an embargo on Syrian ice cream and kangaroo pelts.
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Does Switzerland usually participate in boycotts like these?
yeah sometimes, see Iran. And Libya, but we had a personal grudge with qaddafi.
But it's done also because those countries might try to use switzerland to buy restricted products from other countries, and this would make switzerland look bad if all the NATO & EU & US allies are applying the sanctions.

Besides, being neutral doesn't mean not taking a moral stand. It's a difficult path to walk but there is an equilibrium somehow, found at the cost of lots of compromises.
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Does Switzerland usually participate in boycotts like these?
Yeah, sometimes, it depends on the foreign politics, and whether they feel they have a moral obligation to participate in a boycott. But they don't automatically boycott someone just because the yanks and the europeans do so.
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Re: Swiss slap fresh sanctions on Syria

Hi - this is my first post. I think that the sanctions will not work - Iran will just supply what we block
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Re: Swiss slap fresh sanctions on Syria

Of course they won't, sanctions hardly ever work, the thing with sanctions is that they usually affect those people that have nothing or little to do with the reasons that the sanctions were enacted in the first place.
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