June 6, 2019 / 9:03 PM / 12 days ago

White House stands firm on Monday deadline for Mexico tariffs - spokeswoman

FILE PHOTO: U.S. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to the news media after giving an interview to Fox News outside of the White House in Washington, U.S. May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is standing firm on its position that Mexico must make take significant new steps to halt the surge of Central American migrants by Monday, or face tariffs on its exports to the United States, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.

“We are still moving forward with tariffs at this time,” Sanders said in a statement. Sanders was reacting to a report that the United States was looking at a delay for the tariffs as time for making a deal ran short.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Peter Cooney

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