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United States to announce more sanctions against Russian Federation

United States to announce more sanctions against Russian Federation

Haley said the three USA goals for accomplishing its mission are making sure chemical weapons are not used in a way that could harm US national interests, defeating the Islamic State group and having a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.

Trump tweeted "Mission Accomplished" on Saturday after U.S., French and British warplanes and ships launched more than 100 missiles almost unopposed by Syrian air defenses.

Later Sunday, Trump sent a letter to congressional leaders informing them in writing of his decision to order the strike.

Haley also said the US won't be pulling troops out of Syria right away, saying their involvement there "is not done".

"The worldwide community will not allow chemical weapons to come back into our everyday life", she said in an interview aired Sunday. "We convinced him to remain".

The U.S.is not looking for war, said Haley.

Trump reportedly lashed out at aides after the U.S. expelled 60 Russian diplomats last month, and he is also said to have told aides not to speak publicly about tough measures against Russia that he approves because he does not want to upset Putin.




"With the political and diplomatic actions that we're taking now, we wanted their friends Iran and Russian Federation to know that we meant business and that they were going to be feeling the pain from this as well", she said.

Asked Monday morning why it had taken 24 hours for the administration to walk back Haley's comments, one White House official told the paper that there had been "confusion" about what the plan was.

He also offered to play the role of intermediary between the United States and Russian Federation, whose relationship has been on edge over the chemical weapons attack and amid allegations that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the USA 2016 presidential election.

Pentagon top brass told CBN News three specific targets were hit: A scientific research center north of Damascus, which was used for development, production, and testing of chemical weapons, was destroyed along with two other storage facilities.

The White House said USA troops will remain in Syria, for now, but the end-goal is still to pull out of the country.

That did not mean military strikes would continue.

"The president has been clear that he's going to be tough on Russian Federation, but at the same time he'd still like to have a good relationship with them", Sanders said.