US Will Announce New Sanctions on Russia After Syria Attack

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"Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday if he hasn't already, and they will be going directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad and chemical weapons use".

While insisting the action taken early Saturday morning in Syria was "a very strong attack on the chemical weapons program", Haley hit back on more hawkish critics who argue the U.S. didn't go far enough because it did not change the balance of power in the long-running Syrian civil war.

"Everyone is going to feel it at this point", Haley said, warning of consequences for Assad's foreign allies. "I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message, and our hope is that they listen to us", she added.

"There is no proposal on the table at the moment for further attacks because so far thank heavens the Assad regime have not been so foolish as to launch another chemical weapons attack", he told the BBC's Andrew Marr show.

"I have repeatedly expressed my deep disappointment that the Security Council failed to agree on a dedicated mechanism for effective accountability for the use of chemical weapons in Syria", he added.

Haley went on to say Russian Federation is continuing to be involved with the "wrong actors" adding U.S. - Russian Federation relations are "very strained".


Where is Syria's war now, after Friday's US, UK and French airstrikes, launched in response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma?

Haley also said the response by the Trump administration was "cumulative", taking into account not only the recent chemical weapons attack in Douma, but also other, smaller, attacks. We were not looking for war.

"These are big things the president's been focused on", Sanders said.

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. "This was not muscle flexing".

The bombing represents a major escalation in the West's confrontation with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's superpower ally Russian Federation, but is unlikely to alter the course of a multi-sided war that has killed at least half a million people in the past seven years.

Beirut:Hours after a punishing US-led missile strike, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, dressed in a dark suit and tie, strode through the gates of his palace to start his day as usual.


That means an end to chemical weapons usage, the complete defeat of ISIS in Syria, and curbing Iranian influence in the area.

Trump has made clear he wants to withdraw the roughly 2,000 USA troops involved in the anti-Islamic State campaign in Syria.

Gen McKenzie said the "initial indications are that we accomplished the military objectives without interference from Syria". But the president said he "felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back".

"Um. I would have recommended ending this tweet with not those two words", wrote President Bush's former press secretary, Ari Fleischer, who went on to explain the story of the banner for those who didn't remember.

Sen. Tim Kaine, also appearing on "Face the Nation", slammed the air strikes as illegal and reckless without approval from Congress.

The attacks struck at the heart of Syria's chemical weapons program, Washington said, in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack a week ago.


The president responded to the outrage early on Sunday morning.

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