Back to the Sunday announcement by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, the Kremlin had swiftly denounced as “international economic raiding.” President Trump on Monday puts the brakes on a preliminary plan to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia,
Even Haley said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Assad’s alleged chemical weapons attack would be announced Monday by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Trump has given together with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being formally extended.
Preparations to punish Russia anew for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government over the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria caused consternation at the White House, The Washington Post (WP) said.
Administration officers aforesaid the economic sanctions were underneath serious thought, along side different measures that would be taken against Russia, however aforesaid Trump had not given final authorization to implement them. Administration officers said Monday it absolutely was unlikely Trump would approve any further sanctions while not another, triggering event by Russia, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern.
On the other side, the Trump team determined to in public characterize Haley’s announcement as a statement. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a statement Monday: “We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future.”