Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

United States envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russian Federation

United States envoy to UN Nikki Haley says new sanctions coming on Russian Federation

Halley also announced USA plans to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation over Syria, in addition to existing ones over Ukraine and meddling in US elections.

"Russia sanctions will be coming down".

"They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use", Haley said.

So I think everyone is going to be feeling it at this point. I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to us'. The Treasury Department does not comment on pending sanctions.

She said President Trump "has made it very clear that, when it comes to weapons of mass destruction, we have no tolerance for it".

Haley has been one of the strongest voices accusing Russian Federation of enabling the Syrian government in its use of chemical weapons in the civil war that is now in its seventh year.

Haley also appeared on Fox News on Sunday and listed three aims for the U.S: ensuring that chemical weapons are not used in any way that pose a risk to US interests, that Islamic State is defeated and that there is a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing. "Saying it's been a success - we won't know until we see if the regime continues to use chemical weapons".

Piazza foresees limited sanctions on Russian Federation, and he said Assad is unlikely to change his behavior with pressure from President Vladimir Putin.

The Trump administration said that it will impose new sanctions as soon as this week on Russian Federation for supporting the Syrian regime as it allegedly conducted a deadly chemical attack against its own people. More than 100 precision missiles targeted a scientific research center near Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs and a storage facility and command post near Homs.

"Now they punish us for the mere fact of being in the global arena", Zakharova said.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he had persuaded Trump to commit long-term to Syria.

She said '[Our goal is] to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things'.

Putin, in a phone call Sunday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, described the US strike as a violation of global law. Haley stressed the US was "not looking for war" and "not looking to kill people". "It was proportional", but he also warned that Syria probably could "re-create" its chemical weapons program. The dictator has said the airstrikes against Syria came with a campaign of "lies" and misinformation in the United Nations.

Asked whether there will be further strikes, Ms. Haley said that's "totally up to" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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