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US to Impose More Sanctions on Turkey


Thu 17 Oct 2019 | 11:41 AM
NaDa Mustafa

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reiterated the United States' readiness to boost economic pressure on Ankara if Turkish troops do not agree to stop its aggression on northern Syria.

"Washington will impose additional sanctions on Ankara if the ceasefire is not instituted in northern Syria," Mnuchin said in a statement to "Al-Hurra" news TV channel on Thursday.

The statement came as US President Donald Trump threatened his Turkish counterpart to impose destructive sanctions on his country if the meeting, expected to be held between Erdogan and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, does not succeed in reaching a ceasefire deal in northern Syria.

It is worthy to note that, Turkey launched a military operation in Syria’s northeast last week.

The Arab League condemned on Saturday the Turkish aggression against Syria and blamed Ankara for the spread of terrorism.

This came in a statement issued today during the Arab League (AL) emergency meeting at the level of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo to discuss the Turkish aggression against Syria.

The AL called for taking measures against Turkey in response to its aggression against Syria.

The statement stressed the territorial integrity of Syria and called on the UN Security Council to intervene to stop the Turkish aggression against Syria.

The “Operation Peace Spring” has sparked widespread condemnation from around the world.