Although the administration has not yet imposed any sanctions on Turkey, Mnuchin warned they were willing to do so. "No one should doubt that we will retaliate.to any step that will be taken against this".
Earlier in the week, Graham and Maryland Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. "This is nothing but an effort to stop the Congress from taking action to try to prevent further loss of life and get a Turkish withdrawal".
"I want to emphasize at this point, we are not activating the sanctions".
"When it comes to dealing with Erdogan and protecting our Kurdish allies, the Trump Administration needs to up their game", he said. Otherwise, Graham said, "the conditional sanctions ... will be viewed by Turkey as a tepid response and will embolden Erdogan even more".
Trump issued a similar aggressive threat against the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally on Monday. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., introduced the Graham-Van Hollen Turkey Sanctions Bill on October 9. "We are witnessing ethnic cleansing in Syria by Turkey, the destruction of a reliable ally in the Kurds, and the reemergence of ISIS", he said.
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The SDF have been key allies of the United States in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group. The agency said hundreds of thousands of civilians "in northern Syria are now in harm's way".
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Turkish officials said they are not interested in mediation.
"We oppose and are greatly disappointed by Turkey's decision to launch a unilateral military incursion into northern Syria", Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at a Friday news conference. "Tragic imagery of what are clearly civilian men, women and children".
"At the direction of President Trump we will be targeting specific Turkish individuals or departments as needed", Mnuchin was quoted as saying.
On Sunday, Trump abruptly shifted policy and said he was withdrawing USA forces from northeastern Syria, clearing the way for Turkey to launch an assault across the border. 100k people are already displaced and U.S. soldiers are being fired upon.
The senators' legislation would also sanction "any foreign person or entity who supplies goods, services, technology, information or other support that maintains or supports Turkey's domestic petroleum production and natural gas production for use by its armed forces".
An SDF spokesman said Friday that five ISIS militants have broken out of a prison in Qamishli city, northern Syria, after nearby shelling.