The White House started discussing new sanctions against Russia


As the U.S. permanent representative to the UN Nikki Haley told in his interview to CNN, the administration of the U.S. President Donald Trump began to discuss the possibility of imposing new sanctions on Russia and Iran for the support of Syria.

“I don’t think anything is off the table at this point. I think what you’re going to see is strong leadership. You’re going to continue to see the United States act when we need to act,” she said.

Earlier, the Sunday Times reported, citing sources, that the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit to Moscow scheduled for April 11-12 would demand that Russia renounce support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

A few days ago the U.S. President Donald Trump ordered to strike at an airbase controlled by government troops of Syria. About 50 Tomahawk missiles hit the military target. It was assumed that this air base was used by Syrian aviation to attack the town of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib with chemical weapons.

In turn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov compared the missile strikes of the US military on an airbase in Syria with an attack on Iraq in 2003. Russian President Vladimir Putin described the U.S. strikes as a violation of international law.

Source: NovayaGazeta