The Cork priest leading aid effort in Aleppo: ‘Sanctions on Syria are crippling normal people’

Fr Tony O’Riordan has gone from taking on Limerick drug gangs to leading the Jesuit aid effort in Aleppo

Fr Tony O'Riordan in Aleppo

David Raleigh

An Irish priest based in Syria has called on the US and Europe to reassess their policy of long-term economic sanctions on the Assad regime – claiming sanctions threaten the future of ordinary citizens.

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