White House: tariffs imposed on Turkey's steel not related to Brunson
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the tariffs imposed on Turkey's steel by the U.S. are not related to American pastor Andrew Brunson.
"The tariffs that are in place on steel would not be removed with the release of Pastor Brunson. The tariffs are specific to national security," Sander stressed.
"The sanctions that have been placed on Turkey are specific to Pastor Brunson and others that we feel are being held unfairly," she added.