Nikki Haley: More US Sanctions Against Russia Coming Monday


"We have to be conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons".

The United States will impose new sanctions on Russian Federation over an alleged chemical attack by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

The Russians and Syrians claimed they shot down dozens of these missiles, but the Pentagon says the Russian guns remained silent during the attack.

The latests strikes suggest that Trump may have reset America's red line for military intervention in Syria over the use of chemical weapons.

"A perfectly executed strike", President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday in the aftermath of his second decision in just over a year to attack Syria.

Syrian Canadians expressed a range of reactions to the recent US -led air strikes against Syria's government, with some denouncing foreign aggression and others calling for even stronger action to end the conflict that has devastated the country. "We've spent a week talking about the unique horror of chemical weapons".

His choice of words recalled a similar claim associated with President George W. Bush following the USA -led invasion of Iraq.

Yet again, the people of the Middle East have lived to see another "mission accomplished".

"More bombings and the continued presence of 2,000 US troops in northeast Syria. would undoubtedly prolong the war and the suffering of Syria's people", Glass told USA TODAY. "We humiliated their missiles", said Mahmoud Ibrahim, who waved a Syrian flag as he hung out of his auto window.

Britain will study the "options" with its allies if President Bashar al-Assad again uses chemical weapons against his people in Syria, but as yet there is nothing planned, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on April 15.

The nighttime assault was carefully limited to minimize civilian casualties and avoid direct conflict with Russian Federation in Syria, but confusion arose over the extent to which Washington warned Moscow in advance.

In Washington, a senior administration official said that "while the available information is much greater on the chlorine use, we do have significant information that also points to sarin use" in the attack.

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The U.S. has vowed to also squeeze Syria's allies Russian Federation and Iran. As the justification for Saturday's strikes, the United States and its allies cited what they said was "proof" that the Syrian government had carried out the attack. On Saturday, only three of the 15-member United Nations security council backed a Russian resolution denouncing the strikes as an illegal act of aggression.

Haley also said the United States would not pull its troops out of Syria before three goals have been accomplished: defeating Islamic State militants, ensuring chemical weapons will not be used and maintaining the ability to watch Iran. The U.S. says it suspects that sarin gas also was used.

The Syrian president's high spirits were matched by displays of jubilation in Damascus, where government supporters took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate their backing for Assad and express scorn for the strikes.

US military officials said an initial assessment showed every one of the missiles struck its target on Saturday, reducing the facilities to rubble while avoiding any civilian casualties. "When our President draws a red line, our President enforces a red line".

Last month, the USA -based charity Knights of Columbus announced that it had given $1 million to church leaders in Iraq and Syria. She did not give a precise definition of the use of chemical weapons.

President Trump's use of the familiar phrase struck a chord with the American people, many of whom opposed military action against Syria. "Better than a military strike would be serious discussions between the USA and Russian Federation on ending the conflict". The OPCW is in Damascus to certify whether a chemical attack occurred on 7 April, but it has no wider terms of reference.

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended", Bush said, the infamous "Mission Accomplished" banner hovering over him. Sherrod Brown described the strikes as a "targeted and proportional response to the Assad regime's gruesome attacks on civilians, and it's important that our allies in Britain and France were part of this process".

Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, said the allied airstrikes "took out the heart" of Assad's chemical weapons arsenal.

When asked whether the UK had communicated with Russian Federation ahead of the strikes, May said: "This is not something that the United Kingdom has been involved in".

"The Syrian regime knew full well what it was doing", he said.

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".