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Trump postpones new sanctions against Russia
08:08, 17 April 2018

Trump postpones new sanctions against Russia

Supposedly, US President did not study them enough and did not give final permission for their introduction

08:08, 17 April 2018

AFP

US President Donald Trump decided to postpone the introduction of new sanctions against Russia in contradiction with Nikki Haley’s statement at the meeting of UN Security Council that new sanctions will soon be announced. This was reported by The Washington Post.

“But Trump conferred with his national security advisers later Sunday and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing them, according to several people familiar with the plan,” the message says.

Administration officials said the economic sanctions were under serious consideration, along with other measures that could be taken against Russia, but said Trump had not given final authorization to implement them. Administration officials said Monday it was unlikely Trump would approve any additional sanctions without another triggering event by Russia, describing the strategy as being in a holding pattern, as it was reported.

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As it was reported earlier, the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the United States will soon announce new sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in Syria. Also, Haley excluded the possibility of direct negotiations between the West and Bashar Assad.

On the night of April 14, the United States, Britain and France struck at Syrian military facilities associated with chemical weapons. Countries have resorted to military intervention, since they are responsible for the alleged Syrian government, the Russian Federation and Iran for the alleged chemical attack in the city of the Duma. 

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