He asked the ceasefire at a telephone with President Tayyip Erdogan.
The president said he’d sign an executive order authorizing sanctions” against present and former officials” in Turkey’s authorities” and any men contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing activities in northeast Syria.”
“This Order will allow the United States to inflict powerful added sanctions on people who might be involved in severe human rights abuses, blocking a ceasefire, preventing homeless persons from returning home, forcibly repatriating refugees, or threatening the peace, safety, or stability in Syria,” Trump added in an announcement submitted to Twitter.
“The United States of America only isn’t likely to endure Turkey’s invasion in Syria any farther. We’re calling on Turkey to stand down, finish the violence and return to the bargaining table,” Vice President Mike Pence told reporters.
Trump also said he’d increase tariffs on Turkish steel around 50 percent and”instantly” stop trade discussions with the nation.
The move was criticized as too small, too late at the top Democrat in Congress.
“His statement of a package of sanctions from Turkey falls short of reversing that diplomatic catastrophe,” explained U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Trump’s move to withdraw US troops from northern Syria prompted widespread global criticism and fears of a resurgence of the Islamic State. Additionally, it prompted diplomatic concerns for those displaced by the offensive.