SFGATE: Trump walks back additional Russia sanctions


Trump walks back additional Russia sanctions
Published on April 16, 2018 at 08:19PM by Saleha Mohsin, Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) — The Trump administration will decide in the “near future” whether to impose additional sanctions against Russia amid escalating tensions between the two countries over meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and the conflict in Syria.
“We are considering additional sanctions on Russia and a decision will be made in the near future,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, caused a stir on Sunday with an announcement that proved erroneous. She said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that “you will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down. Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasn’t already.

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