U.S. sanctions complicate Syria's return to Arab fold, UAE minister says

FILE PHOTO: Syria's President Bashar al-Assad addresses the new members of parliament in Damascus

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions imposed on the government of President Bashar al-Assad, known as the Ceasar Act, is complicating the return of Syria to the Arab fold, the UAE's Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed said on Tuesday.

The return of Syria to the Arab League is in the interest of Syria and other countries of the region, he told a told a joint news conference in Abu Dhabi, with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Catherine Evans)