The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is discussing the development of new sanctions against Russia and Iran in connection with their position on Syria and support for President Bashar al-Assad. This broadcast by CNN, said the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley.
“The President intends to discuss this issue and the discussion is already underway,” she said. According to her, the first reaction to a terrible tragedy that killed innocent people, many of whom were children, was not sympathy and condolences, and a statement: “This was not Assad”.
“We should not forget that Russia has taken responsibility for the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria. It is good that the Secretary of state Tillerson next week travels to Russia, where he plans to obtain answers to our questions,” she said. However, she suggested that “either Russia knew about the chemical weapons and preparing attacks and covered it up, or were fooled by the Assad regime, which has chemical weapons without their knowledge”.
The envoy also said that the information about whose forces used chemical weapons in Syria came from secret sources. “During our meetings this week we talked about the evidence we were shown evidence that the President saw the evidence. All of them, of course, kept secret, and I’m sure when they will be able to declassify them, they do,” explained Haley.