World Trump: We'll put sanctions on Russia 'as soon as they very much deserve it'

03:06  19 april  2018
03:06  19 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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If we have intelligence that people are doing things, we will put sanctions on them ." MNUCHIN: First, let me say it Ivanka Trump has been briefed on this. She's been part of the team. He's very supportive and we 've encouraged him to work with us on sanctions and other areas.

AFP also picked it up: Despite President Donald Trump ’s public statements appearing to oppose sanctions against Russia , the steps ordered by Congress will be imposed in “We will implement them ,” Mnuchin said. “I expect in next several weeks we ’ ll be going forward with sanctions on Russia .”

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie© Provided by The Hill President Trump on Wednesday said his administration would levy additional sanctions on Russia "as soon as they very much deserve it."

The comments, made at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, capped a four-day stretch of confusion over whether the Trump administration would punish Moscow for its alleged role in a recent chemical attack in Syria.

Trump began to walk away from the microphone, but returned to answer a shouted question about the sanctions. He then went on to tout his record on confronting Russia.

"There has been nobody tougher on Russia than Donald Trump," the president said, restating one of his common talking points.

Trump adviser denies confusion over Russia sanctions

  Trump adviser denies confusion over Russia sanctions <p>White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday the United States had imposed a set of sanctions on Russia and was considering other measures for the future.</p>His comments came after U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said over the weekend that new U.S. sanctions would be forthcoming, only to have President Donald Trump delay further action on Monday, according to a senior administration official.

John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that he hoped Trump “will put an end to this speculation” about lifting sanctions “and reject such a reckless course.” “If there’s any country in the world that doesn’t deserve sanctions relief, it ’s Russia .”

If we have intelligence that people are doing things, we will put sanctions on them and we will go forward with that. I think given the importance of what the President wanted to do with the military, that was critical that we get it done. And we ’ ll be looking at the issue of budget deficits going forward.

He noted that he has helped raise money for NATO, as well as a recent military strike in Syria that was carried out in coordination with France and the United Kingdom.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that additional sanctions against Russia would be announced as soon as Monday in response to its alleged role in a recent chemical attack in Syria.

However, the White House said Monday that Trump had decided not to impose sanctions, contradicting Haley's comments.

Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters that Haley had "gotten ahead of the curve" or had confusion about the policy.

Haley quickly fired back, saying "With all due respect, I don't get confused."

Kudlow later apologized, but the incident sparked speculation that all of the Trump administration was not on the same page regarding its policy toward Russia.

Trump has faced criticism from lawmakers for being hesitant at times to speak out forcefully against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian PM says backs criminalizing observance of U.S. sanctions .
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev backs the idea of making it a criminal offense for Russians to observe sanctions imposed by the United States, Medvedev said in an interview broadcast on Saturday on state TV channel Rossiya 1. Washington imposed sweeping sanctions on some of Russia's biggest companies and businessmen on April 6, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other so-called malign activities.Asked about a proposal drafted by Russia's lower house of parliament to criminalise observance of U.S.

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