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US Is Considering New Economic Sanctions On Russia

19 Avril 2018

The proposed sanctions follow U.S. -led airstrikes against Syria's chemical weapons capability and President Trump's promise that Assad and his allies, namely Moscow, would pay a "big price" for enabling the use of chemical weapons.

Mr Trump chose a combination of one and two after Mrs Haley and John Bolton, the president's new national security adviser, argued for stronger measures and Mr Mattis urged more limited strikes.

Despite the missiles, Trump is maintaining Obama's policy of punting Syria to Russia, and treating Iran's takeover as something of no interest to the United States.

"On arrival at site one, a large crowd gathered and the advice provided by the UNDSS was that the reconnaissance team should withdraw", he told a meeting at the watchdog's headquarters in remarks it later released.

Just as troubling is the idea that the message Trump is sending to Russia is that it shouldn't interpret the president's histrionics as an indication that the United States is still interested in engaging in the region.

"We are seeing the ruble devalued about 10 percent over the last several weeks", he says.

Defence Secretary James Mattis had presented the "White House with three military options", according to the Journal.

Doane and his team met one mother waiting for bread.

Separately, Syrian state television has reported a missile attack near Homs targeting Shayrat airbase. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria.

"The most conservative option would have hit a narrow set of targets related to Syria's chemical-weapons capabilities" it said.

The inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons are in Syria to investigate an April 7 incident in which Western countries and rescue workers say scores of civilians were gassed to death by government forces.

De Bretton-Gordon said both chlorine and sarin gas - the weapons the U.S. says were used in Douma on April 7 - dissipate quickly in open air, so inspectors will likely focus on obtaining biological medical samples from the victims to try and prove or disprove the presence of those toxins.

The affair therefore reflected the triumph of falsifying facts and reporting by the US government and media, preventing either the American public or the global community from gaining access to accurate and responsible reporting of the facts, Freeman stated. Even with the Douma investigation, there are allegations that Russia has tampered with evidence on the ground.

Recovering the Yarmouk camp and neighbouring areas south of the city would give Assad complete control over Syria's capital. I am deeply conscious of the gravity of these decisions...

"I am confident the Syrian regime conducted a chemical attack on innocent people in this last week, yes". The British leader noted that the opposition in Syria does not use barrel bombs or helicopters.

Vassily Nebenzia, Russia's UN ambassador, said Russia had "clear evidence" the suspected gas attack was staged. SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford, who condemned the UK's intervention in Syria, tweeted: "Once again, we are being dragged into military action with little regard for the humanitarian situation on the ground [and] no long-term strategic plan".

Besides the pocket south of Damascus, rebels still hold besieged enclaves in the town of Dumayr northeast of Damascus, in the Eastern Qalamoun mountains nearby and around Rastan north of Homs.

The Shiites are dominant in Lebanon because they rose up and ran out the Israelis, who invaded in 1982 to run out the PLO.

US Is Considering New Economic Sanctions On Russia