White House says no decision yet on fresh Russian Federation sanctions

Стало известно о чем Путин говорил с Меркель

White House says no decision yet on fresh Russian Federation sanctions

The announcement of new sanctions comes shortly after the US, Britain, and France conducted "precision strikes" in Syria on Friday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack that reportedly killed dozens, many of them children, in the rebel-held Syrian town of Douma.

Mr Uzumcu was speaking as the start of OPCW emergency talks in The Hague. "We are evaluating but nothing to announce right now", she said.

The team was still not been granted safe passage on Monday, CNN quoted British envoy to the OPCW, Peter Wilson, as saying.

Britain's Ambassador Peter Wilson said in The Hague that the United Nations had cleared the inspectors to go but they had been unable to reach Douma because Syria and Russian Federation had been unable to guarantee their safety.

Looking ahead, Delattre said France, Britain and the United States will soon be presenting the Security Council with a new draft resolution aimed at achieving a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict that addresses political, chemical and humanitarian issues.

The Syrian regime and Russian Federation deny chemical weapons were used in the final offensive that captured Douma, a rebel-held territory east of Damascus.

Douma, in the eastern Goutha district, was one of the last bastions near Damascus of rebels fighting to topple Assad, and the alleged attack took place amid a ferocious government offensive.

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The OPCW inspectors will not assign blame for attacks.

Russian Federation and the West, he added, were facing a situation worse than during the Cold War due to a lack of channels of communication.

The White House said that despite events in Syria and the poisoning of a spy on British soil, Trump still wanted to sit down with Putin.

What was targeted on Saturday?

It was "shameful" that a lack of accountability for the April 2017 attack on Khan Sheikhun "can only have reassured the Syrian regime that the global community was not serious in its stated commitment to uphold the norm against chemical weapons use", he added.

Haley said the three USA goals for accomplishing its mission are making sure chemical weapons are not used in a way that could harm America's national interests, defeating ISIS and having a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.

The Russians say 71 missiles were shot down by Syrian systems.

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"The most conservative option would have hit a narrow set of targets related to Syria's chemical-weapons capabilities" it said.

The other two were suspected chemical weapons facilities at Him Shinshar near Homs.

But shadow attorney general Baroness Chakrabarti questioned the Government's justification for the airstrikes, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "You can't use force under worldwide law just to punish Syria for bad behaviour".

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he had persuaded US President Donald Trump not to pull troops out of Syria and instead commit "for the long term".

"The US mission has not changed - the president has been clear that he wants US forces to come home as quickly as possible", White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Mr Macron said later that France and the USA shared the same aim in Syria: the defeat of the Islamic State group.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Monday will respond to their criticism in a debate in parliament on Monday afternoon.

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