“H.R. 5732 requires the Departments of State and the Treasury to impose sanctions on people and entities responsible for the security and humanitarian crisis in Syria. The bill also authorizes the Department of State to assist entities that are investigating war crimes or crimes against humanity in Syria, and requires reports to Congress on the implementation of the Act, ongoing assistance programs for the Syrian people, and the feasibility of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria. Sanctions authority would expire on December 31, 2021, and sanctions can be suspended if the parties are engaged in meaningful negotiations and the violence against civilians has ceased.”
This bill has passed the house. It still needs to pass the Senate and then be signed by the President before becoming law. It is interesting what they mean by “the feasibility of establishing a no-fly zone over Syria”. They no doubt figured that out long ago with the various think tanks. At this stage it would seem the only action left would be to act and institute a no fly zone in Syria.