President Trump reportedly backpedals on new Russian sanctions, reversing Nikki Haley's announcement

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President Trump reportedly backpedals on new Russian sanctions, reversing Nikki Haley's announcement

Haley was also asked by Fox News' Chris Wallace on what the Trump administration would do if Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad continued to use chemical weapons, noting that President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis gave seemingly contradictory statements on the matter. There will be more.

The strike on President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons facilities was the price Syria paid for using chemical weapons on its citizens.

The U.S., U.K., and France early Saturday launched airstrikes on reported Assad regime chemical weapons facilities in Syria. "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 leader Bashar] Assad and chemical weapons use", Haley told CBS News's Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation". "This lets them know that this not good behaviour".

"We of course know our work in Syria is not done", Haley said.

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She also accused the Russians of covering up crimes committed by its ally, Assad, who she said had used chemical weapons 50 times in the past seven years of warfare.

"Now they punish us for the mere fact of being in the global arena", Zakharova said.

That agreement was brokered by Moscow to avert retaliatory USA strikes in the wake of a sarin attack in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus on August 21, 2013 that reportedly killed more than 1,400 civilians.

"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. The Russian vetoes have been one of the main irritants in strained relations between Washington and Moscow, with Western diplomats accusing Russia of trying to protect the Assad government.

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Asked about Mr. Trump's use of the term "mission accomplished" to describe the strike, Ms. Haley said it makes more sense in a military context.

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.

The action was in response to a recent deadly attack in the town of Douma. The U.S., he said, didn't want to oust Assad because he was a dictator - most U.S. allies in the region are led by dictators.

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The Syrian Foreign Ministry Saturday condemned what it called "the brutal American-British-French aggression... which constitutes a flagrant violation of global law".

Putin, in a phone call Sunday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, described the USA strike as a violation of worldwide law.

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