US Preparing New Sanctions against Syria

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Washington is preparing new sanctions against Syria.

US Preparing New Sanctions against Syria

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (Photo: CNBC)

In the near future, the US will announce additional sanctions against Syria, a number of media reported, citing US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

“The United States is preparing economic sanctions against Syria,” Mnuchin said.

Meanwhile, the Hill newspaper reported that leader of the Republican majority in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell is ready to support introduction of new sanctions against Russia.

“If [the administration] feel they need additional sanctions, or we can come up with something that seems to enjoy bipartisan support, I’d be open to it,” McConnell said, when he was asked if he would support additional sanctions on Russia.

The senator added that he intends to discuss the issue with chairman of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Bob Corker.

“I think it’s certainly good that the administration’s not lifted any of the existing sanctions,” McConnell said. “The Russians are not our friends. I think they’ve demonstrated that over and over and over again.”

As it was reported, on Friday night, the US fired the Tomahawk missiles on an air base, located in the Syrian province of Homs in the western part of the Arab country. This was the first direct attack of the US against positions of the Syrian government and the most radical military decision of US President Donald Trump since his inauguration.

Due to the incident, Russia refused to comply with the Memorandum of Understanding, which regulates work of Russian and US aircraft in the sky over Syria.

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  • Antikapitalista

    It is high time Russia stopped cooperating with the U.S.A.

    However, the Russians are stupid, they always hope for the best, but then only get the worst.

    And this is the result of their cooperation with their “friends”—being nice and making concessions all the times finds one inevitably cornered over time.

    They ought to have turned up the heat in Yemen.

    • Haywood Longview

      Russia’s response to provocations and threats has been patient, principled and – when necessary – strong but measured. They are confronting an increasingly desperate Empire that has vastly more resources and manpower and has shown itself committed to defeating and dismembering their country. In the face of this they have been positioning themselves as the world’s leading peacemaker and most trusted mediator.

      If the Empire of the Dollar Bill were stable, Russia’s position would be hopeless, but it’s melting away beneath our feet as we speak, and our overlords well know it. Russia is holding the lines it need to hold and laying the groundwork for the birth of a post-dollar “multi-polar world”, while playing for time very effectively.

      I don’t know how this will end – I doubt anyone can – but I’m certainly not about to urge Russia to escalate. Every month, every day that goes by without a war with the United States is a victory, for them and for us, the common people of America and the world.

  • Andrei

    Fucking America. Syria Is in full war , people are dying. And fucking America wants to put sanctions again. How fucking idiots they can be? Instead to unite whit Russia to exterminate extremists Islam, tey fucking help jihadists, is unreal , and Turkish president is like Hitler.

  • Hrky75

    Gosh, does that mean they’ll stop ALL things made in US from going into Syria – like TOWs, $ for white helmets, ammo and weapons for Wahabbi monster?. No. I didn’t think so…

  • Andrei

    This American government. They were in Iraq they literally destroy the country. THEY were in Libya they destroy the country. They were in Afghanistan they destroy the country. They are helping this head choppers Saudi Arabia in Yemen to destroy another country. They were in Vietnam they obliterated the country. THEY HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING GOOD. WHEREVER THEY ENTERED THEY’RE DESTROYING EVERYTHING.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    (((Steven Mnuchin)))… Pay attention to who your enemies are mother Russia.
    Steven Mnuchin is yet another Jew in a long line of Jews who have been trying to genocide all ethnic-Russians and ethnic-Europeans and ethnic-Arabs off of the face of the earth for 700 years now.
    Don’t you get it yet Russia? It is not ethnic-Irish who committed the Holodomor and then blamed it on you ethnic-Russians. It is Ashkenazi-Jews who are the enemy here.
    I posted the evidence below from an Israeli newspaper.

    http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/americas/1.753378

    The Mnuchin family history in the United States began in 1916, when Aaron Mnuchin, a Russian-born Jewish diamond dealer living in Belgium, emigrated there. A year later, he sent for his wife and children. They sailed out of Cadiz, Spain on board the Montserrat, and arrived at Ellis Island on September 12, 1917. Leon Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin’s grandfather, was 7 years old

    read more: http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/u-s-election-2016/.premium-1.756536

  • Bill Wilson

    Sanctions are meaningless. US companies bypass those by setting up a shell company in another country that does regular business with Syria. Libya kept buying US equipment for their oil and gas fields by ordering it from shell operations that were set up in Italy.