Policy paper

Financial sanctions, Lebanon and Syria

This publication was published under the 2005 to 2010 Labour government

Lebanon and Syria are currently subject to EU and UK regulations. To date, no targets have been designated.



In 2005, the United Nations imposed travel restrictions and an assets freeze on all individuals suspected of involvement in the planning, sponsoring, organising or perpetrating of the terrorist bombing in Beirut, Lebanon on 14 February 2005 that killed, amongst others, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Individuals subject to the measures can be designated by the investigating Commission or the Government of Lebanon subject to the agreement of the relevant UN Security Council Sanctions Committee. The measures were introduced ‘as a step to assist in the investigation of this crime and without prejudice to the ultimate judicial determination of the guilt or innocence of any individual’.

To date, no targets have been designated.

Current EU regulations

Current UK regulations