Trump Slams Syria With 271 Sanctions

The Trump administration has been serious about holding Syria accountable for its April 4 chemical weapons attack, with the most recent response coming from the U.S. Treasury Department.

The department recently placed 271 new sanctions against Syria and its dictator Bashar Assad following the atrocious act that killed nearly 100 people, including children, according to a Treasury news release.

“Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control is taking action in response to the April 4, 2017, sarin attack on innocent civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, by the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad,” the release stated.

The measure — one of the largest blocks of sanctions in the history of the OFAC — was taken against 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center who have been supporting Assad’s chemical weapons program since at least 2012, according to the Treasury.

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