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New law bans the U.S. from aiding Syria

Summary of Disinformation

The House of Representatives has adopted a law banning the U.S. from aiding Syria

Disproof

The legislation in question is H.R. 4681, proposed last December by a group of Republican lawmakers and passed by the House Foreign Relations Committee on April 24.

The headline of RIA Novosti’s piece failed to make clear that the bill does not ban the U.S. from providing aid to Syria, but simply limits the type and beneficiaries of such assistance. These restrictions apply to Bashar al-Assad’s government and its allies.

Further debunking by Polygraph.info

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Reported in: Issue 106
Date: 25.04.2018
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, US, Syria
Keywords: Western values, Syrian War, Bashar al-Assad
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RIA Novosti
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