Nikki Haley warns USA chemical weapons attack 'could easily happen' here

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US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the United States would place new sanctions on Russian Federation following last week's deadly chemical weapons attack in the Syrian city of Douma.

"You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down", she said, adding that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will announce the sanctions on "companies that were dealing with equipment related to [Syrian leader Bashar al-] Assad and chemical weapons used".

"I think everyone is going to feel it at this point", she continued. I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to us'.

The Treasury Department told DailyMail.com it "does not comment on prospective actions".


James Piazza, a Penn State professor and Middle East expert, said he suspects the missile attacks will have a "negligible" effect on Syria's chemical weapons abilities. "We have to be conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons".

The U.S., the United Kingdom and France carried out a coordinated missile attack on Syria Friday night, striking military installations involved with the use of chemical weapons.

Still, Russia's president Vladimir Putin has not backed down on his support for Assad despite worldwide pressure, and claims the strikes represent a violation of global law. Militarily, she said it "means one task now in front of you".

Haley told Fox News, "If Assad doesn't get it" after Saturday's barrage of 105 missiles fired by the U.S., Britain and France at three Syrian chemical weapons facilities, "it's going to hurt". 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.


Macron, appearing on television in Paris, suggested that he had played a key role in persuading Trump both to act in Syria and to stabilize the region long-term.

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'. The dictator has said the airstrikes against Syria came with a campaign of "lies" and misinformation in the United Nations. Haley stressed the USA was "not looking for war" and "not looking to kill people".

He said on Sunday that new Western air strikes in Syria would provoke "chaos" in global relations while speaking to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani by telephone. "It was proportional", but he also warned that Syria probably could "re-create" its chemical weapons program.

Assad, Putin, Rouhani and Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah have accused the West of using the strikes to sabotage an worldwide inquiry into the chemical weapons claims.


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