WASHINGTON Nov 7 A top U.S. Treasury official
will travel to Jordan and Lebanon to meet with officials to
discuss the impact of economic sanctions against Syria, the
Treasury Department said on Monday.
Daniel Glaser, the Treasury Department's assistant
secretary who investigates terrorism financing, is expected to
brief officials in Beirut and Amman against possible attempts
by Syria to evade U.S. and European Union sanctions through the
Lebanese and Jordanian financial sectors, the Treasury said in
The European Union and the United States have recently
expanded sanctions against Syria to put pressure on Damascus to
end the violent crackdown on demonstrators.
Thousands of protesters have been killed in Syria in an
uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
Glaser will first stop in Moscow to discuss the Obama
administration's strategy to fight international organized
crime before he heads to Beirut and finally Amman. The trip
extends from Nov. 7-14.
(Reporting by Margaret Chadbourn, Editing by Sandra Maler)