White House says considering additional sanctions on Russian Federation


White House says considering additional sanctions on Russian Federation

In an earlier statement following the strikes, Haley said the Donald Trump administration was ready to launch more missiles in case of any further chemical attacks in Syria.

"They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use", Ambassador Nikki Haley told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday.

At the time, she said that USA would announce on Monday, sanctions on Russian companies behind the equipment related to Syria's Assad's chemical weapons attack.

The White House on Monday said it was weighing fresh Russian Federation sanctions for Moscow's role supporting Syria's chemical weapons program, but officials cautioned that no decision has yet been made. "I think that's the right approach", Haley added. "We've been very clear in our actions what we expect and we hope they'll have a change in their behavior".

The United States will impose new economic sanctions against Russian Federation on Monday over its continuing support of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Trump met with national security advisers and expressed disapproval of sanctions being rolled out so quickly when he was not prepared to execute them.

Speaking to Morning Edition, Public Radio International reporter Charles Maynes, who is based in Russian Federation, says the sanctions imposed thus far are having some impact in Russian Federation.

Trump is unlikely to approve additional sanctions against Russia until another triggering event by the Russians.

After Haley's comments, Team Trump reached out to the Russian Embassy in Washington and reassured them that the sanctions were not coming, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said Monday. But some noted to The Post that Haley is extremely cautious and nearly always speaks with Trump personally before making public statements.

Trump last week tweeted that United States relations with Russia were at their lowest point since the Cold War - and put the blame at the feet of special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the president's campaign.

"What (Trump) has done is talked to our allies and said they need to step up more".

Trump reportedly lashed out at aides after the United States expelled 60 Russian diplomats last month, and he is also said to have told aides not to speak publicly about tough measures against Russia that he approves because he does not want to upset Putin.