US Treasury Secretary Says Syria Will Face More Sanctions

The sanctions are the Trump administration's latest response to the recent chemical attack on civilians in Syria.
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US Treasury Secretary Says Syria Will Face More Sanctions

The United States plans to impose new sanctions on Syria.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made the announcement Friday when he briefed reporters on President Donald Trump's meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Although he didn't give a specific time frame, Mnuchin said the sanctions "will be coming out in the near future."

He also didn't mention details, but he did call them a "very important tool" they'd use "to the maximum effect."

Mnuchin's announcement follows U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base. The strikes were retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians believed to be carried by out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Earlier Friday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the U.S. is "prepared to do more, but we hope that will not be necessary."