Overseas Network, Oct. 12 (OOCT) - In recent days, the Trump Administration has been conflicting in its attitude towards Turkeys Spring of Peace campaign in northern Syria, which has also aroused widespread criticism from both parties in the United States. As of Friday, 11 local time, the attack had lasted three days. U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said the same day that Trump will expand the power of the U.S. government to impose sanctions on Turkish officials. To this end, Turkey responded that the spring of peace initiative had passed the gas with governments at all levels in the United States at the beginning.
According to Russian Satellite News Agency and Capitol Hill, Mnuchin told reporters earlier in the day that Trump would sign an executive order to expand the power of the U.S. government to impose sanctions on Turkish officials. He said the executive order does not contain new sanctions, but will expand the power to impose sanctions. According to Mnuchin, the U.S. Treasury has the power to impose sanctions on Turkish individuals and entities who undermine security in northern Syria and violate human rights in Syria. In addition, he added: the new power is very powerful and we hope it will not have to be used. But if necessary, we will put the economy of Turkey at a standstill.
Reported that Mnuchins remarks can be seen as the White Houses efforts to appease Republicans. As the Trump administration announced its withdrawal from Syria, Republicans fiercely criticized the governments approach and attitude towards the situation in Syria and called for a strong response to Turkeys military action.
Turkeys Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in response to the Trump Administrations latest statement, saying that when the Spring of Peace operation began, the message had been conveyed to all levels of government in the United States and that the objectives and scope of the action had been clearly shared with the international community. Turkey has not forgotten to emphasize that the operation is aimed at local terrorist organizations that are threatening. According to Erdogan, the Spring of Peace campaign is mainly aimed at the Kurdish armed leadership of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Islamic State.
But in fact, the military action did not receive the support of other countries, and aroused strong repercussions in the international community, especially in the Arab world. Western countries, including Britain, France and Germany, condemned Turkey one after another. The League of Arab States also indicated that an emergency meeting would be held on 12 to discuss the current situation in the region. At the same time, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries in the region also expressed their condemnation of Turkey. Turkey condemned its actions as a threat to regional security.
For the United States, it is its teammates who fight against the Islamic state together and its long-standing regional allies. Now there is a conflict between the two, but the trump administrations attitude is ambiguous. After withdrawing troops from northern Syria before the Turkish operation, Trump argued that the Kurds had been abandoned because he had not helped the United States in World War II. On the 10th, Trump expressed his willingness to mediate between the two sides. But from the domestic point of view, the two parties rarely reach an agreement. Republicans and Democrats announced on October 10 that they were planning to impose sanctions on Turkey.
As of October 10, the Turkish Army operation had killed 219 Kurdish Artificial Peoples Party (KPP) and 8 other civilians on that day. The Air Force also bombed the Sir Dam in northern Syria, resulting in the loss of fresh water supplies to 2 million Syrians. Syrias Foreign Ministry strongly condemned Turkeys invasion on the 9th, saying it would use all legal means against Turkey.
Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026