Published: Tue, April 17, 2018

United States to Hit Russia With Sanctions Over Syria Attack, Nikki Haley Confirms

United States to Hit Russia With Sanctions Over Syria Attack, Nikki Haley Confirms

Earlier the US permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said that the Finance Ministry will announce further restrictions on Monday, April 16.

Pres. Trump listening to Russia's Putin.

Russian Federation has military forces, including air defenses, in several areas of Syria to support Assad in his long war against anti-government rebels.

President Donald Trump's battle with his own administration over Russia policy continued as he walked back economic sanctions targeting Russian companies connected to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons program the day after Trump's United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, announced the penalties.

"Ten days ago, President Trump was saying that the United States would disengage from Syria", Mr Macron said on Sunday night.

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Stef Blok on Monday has called for a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war and dismissed calls for further sanctions against Russian Federation.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration is merely "considering additional sanctions", and that "a decision will be made in the near future".

Sanders said the US was still considering the sanctions, but they weren't coming on Monday.

Pentagon top brass told CBN News three specific targets were hit: A scientific research center north of Damascus, which was used for development, production, and testing of chemical weapons, was destroyed along with two other storage facilities.

The ambassador to the U.N. said Russian Federation has blocked six attempts by the U.N. Security Council to make it easier to investigate the use of chemical weapons. "I think they're feeling that". "We of course know that our work in Syria is not done".

"I did not say that either the United States or France will remain militarily engaged in the long term in Syria", he said. "But the president wants to bring those people home, and that hasn't shifted". And so I think everyone is going to feel it at this point.

The country's foreign minister, Linas Linkevičius, said, "Only decisive action will make it possible to adjust the regime's policy and send a very clear message to those countries supporting Assad, Russia and Iran".

Does anyone know what's going on in this administration? No?

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