The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons claims to have “incontrovertible” proof that sarin was used in a gas attack that occurred in Syria earlier this month. However, the organization’s lack of transparency and ties to Western nations have cast doubt on its findings.
New sanctions that will freeze the U.S. assets of 271 Syrians are being put into place. The sanctions’ targets allegedly had a role in a deadly chemical weapons attack that took place earlier this month – but some say the sanctions are being used to pressure the Syrian government.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Less than two weeks after the Trump administration’s controversial missile strike on a Syrian government airbase, the U.S. Treasury has moved to place sanctions on 271 Syrians who the U.S. alleges are involved in the research and production of