• Trump on New Russia Sanctions: Not So Fast

    5 monthes ago - By Newser

    A day after Nikki Haley announced that the US would be hitting Russia with new sanctions due to the suspected Syria chemical attack, President Trump is walking back her comments. Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said on Face the Nation that any Russian companies linked to equipment used...
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  • White House Says Russia Sanctions Are Still Under Consideration

    White House Says Russia Sanctions Are Still Under Consideration

    5 monthes ago - By Time

    The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent , but stressed the penalties are still being considered.
    Haley created a firestorm Sunday when she said the new sanctions would be imposed by the Treasury Department on Monday, when, in fact, no such announcement was planned, according to two officials familiar with the matter.
    In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to clarify the situation, but her explanation created more confusion and led to suggestions...
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  • Let's Get This Straight: Trump Doesn't Want to Sanction Russia, Is Totally Fine Risking a War With Them

    5 monthes ago - By Slate

    The White House has walked back a plan to impose new sanctions on Russia over its support for the Bashar al-Assad regime following the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had announced over the weekend that the penalties would be unveiled today. According to the Washington Post , there had been internal confusion in the White House over the plan, and after Haley spoke, Trump “conferred with his national security advisers... and told them he was upset the sanctions were being officially rolled out because he was not yet comfortable executing...
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  • White House walks back Nikki Haley's Russia sanctions talk

    5 monthes ago - By Politico

    President Donald Trump walked back U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley's assertion on Sunday that the administration would be imminently announcing another round of sanctions against Russia. A White House official told POLITICO Monday that Trump had not signed off on the sanctions, despite Haley's Sunday comments on CBS' “Face the Nation” that they would be announced as soon as Monday. The administration had reviewed a series of options as part of the response to the chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, including the sanctions on Russian entities, but Trump had not...
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  • White House walks back Nikki Haley statements on new Russia sanctions

    5 monthes ago - By RT

    The White House has walked back comments made by US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who said that the US would impose fresh economic sanctions on Russia.
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