US plans new sanctions against Assad Regime

US President Donald Trump

Washington: US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the United States is planning to impose additional economic sanctions aimed at the Syrian in the near future, part of the US response to the chemical attack on civilians by the Syrian government.

“We expect that those (sanctions) will continue to have an important effect on preventing people from doing business with them,” Mnuchin said. “These sanctions are very important and we will use them the maximum effect,” he added.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador Nikki Haley has delivered a warning at an emergency session of the UN Security Council.

“The United States took a very measured step last night,” Haley told the council. “We are prepared to do more, but we hope it will not be necessary”.

Launched in retaliation for a chemical attack blamed on President Bashar al-Assad’s government, the missile strike marked the first direct US assault on his regime.

Haley said the strike destroyed an air field from which Washington believes Damascus launched the attack on Khan Sheikhun, where 86 people including 27 children died this week.

Source: News Now/Peninsula News Online

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