Inspectors can’t visit chemical attack site yet
US Accuses Russia of Tampering With Syrian Chemical Attack Site
Investigators blocked from alleged chemical attack site
US set to hit Russia with new sanctions
Haley blamed Moscow for the tense relations between the US and Russia and accused it of continuously engaging in aggressive behavior. She added that Washington would respond with a number of aggressive steps of its own.
“The sanctions [are] continuing to happen, which you will see again on Monday,” Haley told Fox News Sunday. “This lets them [Russia] know that this [is] not good behavior.”
The new restrictive measures would be announced by the head of the US Treasury Department, Steven Mnuchin, on Monday, Haley told the CBS’s “Face the Nation.” She also added that the sanction “will have to do with chemical equipment used by [the Syrian President Bashar] Assad.” read more…
‘Another fake’: Russian senator refutes US claims of dual-purpose technologies supply to Syria
Earlier, Haley told ‘Fox News Sunday’ that Washington is going to announce a new batch of sanctions against Russia on Monday, which will target “any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use.” read more…
US won’t pull out troops from Syria until goals accomplished – UN envoy Haley
US currently has over 2,000 troops in Syria and a number of contractors.
While it is America’s goals to see the troops come home, “we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things,” she told Fox News Sunday.
Haley added that the US wants to ensure that chemical weapons are not used in a way that is of risk to US interests, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is defeated, and Iran’s actions are monitored.“Be very clear, if we leave, when we leave, it will be because we know that everything is moving forward,” Haley added. read more..,
Earlier this month the US announced it had added 38 Russian entrepreneurs, senior officials and companies to its sanctions list as part of an effort to crack down on the country’s “malign activity” taking place across the globe.
Now the Kremlin has confirmed it is working on retaliatory measures to hit back at the Trump administration.
Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov confirmed the news.
He said: “I will not announce anything, we are working on that.”
A firm response to the sanctions from Putin was already expected and a bill outlining potential reactionary measures was presented to the Russian parliament earlier this week. read more…
Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again
MOSCOW/DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, while signs emerged that Moscow and Washington want to pull back from the worst crisis in their relations for years.
Putin made his remarks in a telephone conversation with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani after the United States, France and Britain launched missile strikes on Syria on Saturday over a suspected poison gas attack.
A Kremlin statement said Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the multi-sided, seven-year conflict that has killed at least half a million people. read more…
Nikki Haley says Russia will face new sanctions over Syria
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says President Donald Trump told her if the Syrian regime uses poisonous gas again, “the United States is locked and loaded” to strike again. (April 14)AP
The price Syria paid for using chemical weapons on its citizens was a military strike. Now Russia will pay an economic price for supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday. read more…
US is ‘locked and loaded’ if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Nikki Haley
The U.S. announced that overnight airstrikes succeeded in dealing a severe blow against the Syrian government’s capacity to use chemical weapons. But U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley also warned Saturday that the U.S. is “locked and loaded” in case Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons again. read more…