US readying economic sanctions against Syria: Mnuchin

Mnuchin (third from left) with US President Donald Trump during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, April 7, 2017.
Mnuchin (third from left) with US President Donald Trump during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, April 7, 2017.PHOTO: NYTIMES

PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the US would soon impose additional sanctions on Syria, as part of a military, diplomatic and financial response to a chemical attack blamed on the regime.

"We will be announcing additional sanctions on Syria as part of our ongoing effort to stop this type of activity and emphasise how significant we view this," Mnuchin said from Trump's golf resort in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.

"We expect that they will continue to have an important effect on preventing people from doing business with them," he added, without offering more details.

(This is a developing story)

 

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