Up to date: Oct 11, 2019 05:45 IST
Washington [US], Oct 11 (ANI): The USA will introduce sanctions in opposition to Turkey if it acts in a approach that’s disproportionate and inhumane, mentioned a US State Division official.
“If Turkey acts in a approach that’s disproportionate, inhumane or in any other case goes past the strains that [US] President [Donald Trump] has in his personal thoughts, the USA is keen to impose important prices,” Sputnik quoted the official as saying.
“It might embrace ethnic cleaning… and specifically, indiscriminate artillery, air, and different fires directed at civilian inhabitants,” he mentioned.
Turkey on Wednesday started its long-threatened army operation in northeast Syria to take away Kurdish-led forces from the border space.
The transfer got here days after the US introduced it was withdrawing its troops from the area, leaving the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with out American army help.
Justifying the transfer to withdraw US forces, President Donald Trump on Wednesday condemned America’s army interventions within the Center East, saying that the nation has spent an estimated USD eight trillion in “combating and policing” within the area, and misplaced hundreds of troopers through the years.
Trump has additionally threatened that he would devastate Ankara’s economic system if its operation wipes out the Kurdish inhabitants in Syria.
In the meantime, round 30 US Home Republicans are anticipated to introduce a invoice to push for sanctions in opposition to Turkey.
“Cheney and practically thirty of her Republican colleagues within the Home can be introducing laws to impose sanctions in opposition to Turkey in response to Ankara’s army offensive in opposition to US-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria,” the assertion mentioned on Thursday.
President Donald Trump on Thursday (native time) supplied to mediate a deal between Turkey and the Kurds.
The tensions within the area have escalated following Turkey’s launch of an offensive in opposition to Syria’s Kurds. Trump mentioned that the US is just left with “three decisions” to take care of the state of affairs — army motion, financial sanctions in opposition to Turkey, or mediate a deal between Kurds and Ankara.
“We defeated 100 per cent of the ISIS Caliphate and now not have any troops within the space beneath assault by Turkey in Syria. We did our job completely! Now Turkey is attacking the Kurds, who’ve been combating one another for 200 years,” mentioned Trump.
International locations around the globe together with India have expressed concern over the state of affairs on the Turkey-Syria border.
“We’re deeply involved on the unilateral army offensive by Turkey in north-east Syria. Turkey’s actions can undermine stability within the area and the combat in opposition to terrorism. Its motion additionally has the potential for inflicting humanitarian and civilian misery,” India mentioned in a press release. (ANI)