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…
British Royal Navy submarines ‘ready to strike Syria within 24 HOURS’ as May backs Trump
Iran Vows to Stand With Damascus Against US and Israeli ‘Foreign Aggression
Syrian air defenses have been on high alert ever since US President Donald Trump threatened to attack the country in retaliation to an alleged chemical attack on the city of Douma, which he believes was carried out by the Syrian Army or other government forces.
A senior foreign policy adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader has vowed to “stand by Syria’s government” in the event of military aggression by the US and the wider coalition it is reportedly attempting to assemble.
Ali Velayati also said Iran backs Syria in its battle against the “Zionist Regime,” referring to Israel. read more…
Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming at Syria, nice and new and ‘smart’!