An internal United Nations report which the public wasn’t supposed to see has just hit the web. And its findings contain some explosive and uncomfortable truths.
Western sanctions on Syria, the report says, are harming ordinary civilians the most – preventing hospitals from accessing basic medical equipment and even hindering effective humanitarian aid.
The 40-page UN investigation was leaked to The Intercept‘s Rania Khalek, and was subsequently put online. The report describes a humanitarian crisis in Syria that is the worst the world has seen since World War II, due to the five-year-long conflict that has engulfed the country. It also outlines the many ways that Syria is being squeezed economically by the West, which it describes as:
some of the most complicated and far-reaching sanctions regimes ever imposed.
See more: http://www.thecanary.co/2016/09/30/leaked-un-report-drops-a-bombshell-slamming-the-uk-and-us-for-their-role-in-the-syrian-crisis/
The full UN report https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3115191-Hum-Impact-of-Syria-Related-Res-Eco-Measures-26.html#document/p1
As I refrain to give my opinion on the blog, I am glag to let a follower on twitter do it instead :
This report has been withdrawn by intercept :