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Nikki Haley: New Russia Sanctions to Be Announced Monday

The U.S. is preparing a new round of sanctions against Russia to be announced Monday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday. In an interview on CBS’ Face the Nation, Haley said the sanctions were part of the “strong message” the Trump administration has sent on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, with Russia caught in the middle for “propping up [Syrian President Bashar] Assad.” “You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down” from the Treasury Department, she said. “Secretary Mnuchin will be announcing those on Monday, if he hasn't already.” In an earlier interview with Fox News Sunday, Haley said U.S. relations with Russia had become “very strained” in recent days. But Russia’s involvement “with all the wrong actors” in Syria, Iran, and Venezuela “continues to be a problem,” she said. “Right now they don't have very good friends and right now the friends that they do have are causing them harm. I think they’re feeling that.”