Thursday night, President Trump launched a missile attack against an airbase in Syria in response to the chemical attack launched on its innocent civilians.
Hours later, the Trump Administration announced that sanctions are forthcoming.
Reporters were briefed about the U.S. airstrike on Syria’s airbase by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
According to the press pool, Steven Mnuchin confirmed that sanctions against the country are definitely coming soon. However, he didn’t elaborate on the specific details of the sanctions.
Rex Tillerson also confirmed the forthcoming sanction. He also noted that the type of sanction, and its details, will be determined based on the way Syria responds to Thursday night’s U.S. attacks on the airbase.
[Tillerson] added that the strike Thursday night decimated 20 percent of the seventh wing of the Syrian air force, then addressed reports that the base’s runway was still usable. Tillerson said it was not a target in the strike “because of its structure.”
Donald Trump was in the middle of hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping when news of the strike broke. Tillerson said Trump informed the Chinese leader of the launch as the two dined over steak and dover sole at Mar-a-Lago.