The Trump administration vowed on Sunday to impose more sanctions against Russia for supporting the Assad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons, as Syrian government forces renewed their bombing campaign against civilians following US-led military strikes.
US to impose more sanctions on Russia
STEPANAKERT, APRIL 16, ARTSAKHPRESS:The US sought to follow its military action against what it said was chemical weapons sites on Saturday, alongside France and the UK, with stronger economic measures, the Financial Times reports.
“Russia sanctions will be coming down,” Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, told CBS News on Sunday. “[US Treasury] secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday if he hasn’t already, and they will be going directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use.”
A source familiar with the matter told CNN more than a dozen entities, including banks and equipment suppliers, are being looked at, and at least several are expected to be sanctioned. Also under consideration are companies that sell helicopters to Russia, sources familiar with the matter said.