US Backpedals On Russia Sanctions Over Syria Chem Attack

Law360 (April 16, 2018, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration has put a temporary hold on issuing any new sanctions on Russia, the White House said Monday, contradicting claims by Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, that Russian companies supporting the Syrian government’s chemical weapons program would be targeted.

Although the administration will soon decide whether to impose new penalties on Russia, sanctions would not be issued Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, contradicting Haley’s comments made in a television interview Sunday.

“We are considering...
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