On Monday, Trump walked back previously announced sanctions on Russia. He claimed that he wasn’t comfortable with executing them at this time.
“You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down,” Haley said on CBS on Sunday. She added that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasn’t already, and they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to Assad and chemical weapons use.”
These sanctions were supposed to be in response to Russia’s involvement with Syria, following continued Syrian attacks on their own people.
Sanders also mentioned that, despite tensions, Trump would like to sit down with Putin and have a meeting.
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At least one Democrat, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, has come against the administration’s failure to implement sanctions.
“There shouldn’t be any hesitation to apply new sanctions, which are necessary to send a message to the Kremlin that their reckless support for Assad’s brutality will not be tolerated,” says Shaheen.
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