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U.S. plans to impose sanctions on Russia over alleged chemical weapons use in Syria

2018-04-16 09:45:38       source:The Washington Post

April 15, 2018


The Trump administration signaled Sunday that it will impose new sanctions as soon as this week on Russia for supporting the Syrian regime as it allegedly conducted a deadly chemical attack against its own people.


The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced the sanctions and President Trump’s commitment to staying involved in the Syria crisis hours before French President Emmanuel Macron took credit for helping turn around Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops.


“Ten days ago, President Trump was saying that the United States would disengage from Syria,” Macron said Sunday night. “We convinced him that it was necessary to stay there long-term.”


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