Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. Targets 271 Syrians With Sanctions For Alleged Role In Chemical Weapons Program

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.

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