“Our job was never to take Assad out,” Haley said, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. She added that the conflict must ultimately be resolved through a UN-led political process. “Our job was never to start a war.”
United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday the Trump administration will announce more sanctions against Russia as soon as Monday.
On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Haley said the Treasury Department will announce the new sanctions and insisted the US has sent “a strong message” about the use of chemical weapons.
“You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down,” said Haley, reiterating what she said earlier on Fox News. “Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasn’t already.”
Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversing Haley’s announcement. The Trump team decided to publicly characterize Haley’s announcement as a misstatement. Ha ha ha