Trump to hit Russian Federation with additional sanctions?

Haley says US preparing new sanctions against Russia, rules out talks with Assad

Haley says US preparing new sanctions against Russia, rules out talks with Assad

On CBS's "Face the Nation", Haley said the Treasury Department will announce the new sanctions and insisted the USA has sent "a strong message" about the use of chemical weapons.

"The global community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life", she said in an interview aired Sunday.

President Donald Trump has halted the implementation of new Russian sanctions, just one day after United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said that new sanctions were coming.

While insisting the action taken early Saturday morning in Syria was "a very strong attack on the chemical weapons program", Haley hit back on more hawkish critics who argue the USA didn't go far enough because it did not change the balance of power in the long-running Syrian civil war. And they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons used.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, said, "I think the words crippled and degraded are good words".

The sanctions were meant to be punitive measures against Russian Federation for propping up the Syrian government under Bashar al Assad, under whose leadership dozens of people were killed in a recent gas attack that many believe to have been perpetrated by Assad himself. "Often we don't know about them".

Pres. Trump listening to Russia's Putin.

The newest economic sanctions against Russian Federation were under serious consideration, but had yet to receive final approval from the president.

"What (Trump) has done is talked to our allies and said they need to step up more".

After Haley's comments, Team Trump reached out to the Russian Embassy in Washington and reassured them that the sanctions were not coming, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.

Administration officials told the newspaper Trump was unlikely to endorse more additional anti-Russian sanctions "without another triggering event by Russia".

Trump reportedly lashed out at aides after the USA expelled 60 Russian diplomats last month, and he is also said to have told aides not to speak publicly about tough measures against Russia that he approves because he does not want to upset Putin.

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