Syria has found itself navigating through a quagmire of uncertainty as international political pressure piles up against it. The Arab League last week voted to enforce economic sanctions on Damascus. The league imposed a travel ban on various Syrian officials and suspended business ties with financial institutions such as the Syrian Central Bank. Funds to the Syrian government have also been stopped.
The sanctions come in the light of Syria’s refusal to meet the League’s deadline to allow observers into the country. Syria lashed out against the sanctions, terming it a betrayal of Arab unity, and blamed foreign conspiracy for the revolt in the country.
Analysts have predicted more bloodshed and violence. The western world also remains divided on how to proceed on the Syrian issue; Russia has warned against foreign intervention in Syria along the lines of those that took place earlier this year in Libya.