Nikki Haley emphasized that the sanctions are directed against companies linked to the Syrian military chemical program
On new sanctions against Russia in response to Moscow’s support of Assad’s regime will be announced in the near future, said US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, speaking Sunday on TV channel CBC.
“The Minister (of Finance Steven) Mnuchin will announce them on Monday, if he hasn’t already,” said Haley.
She said that the sanctions in question, will be directed against any of the companies relating to Assad and chemical weapons.
“I think everyone will feel it. I believe we sent a strong message, and I hope they will hear it,” said US Ambassador to the UN.
Referring to the strikes of the US and its allies against targets in Syria, Haley stressed that they were focused on the Syrian chemical weapons arsenals and research centres, are, in her words, the “heart” of the Syrian military chemical program.