NEWSWATCH: “Putin and Trump trying to walk back Syria strike and sanctions tensions” – bne Intellinews

Vladirmir Putin and Donald Trump Sitting in Chairs with Flags Behind, adapted from image at whitehouse.gov

“The U.S. surprised (and relieved) the market by not following through on a threat to impose even more sanctions … the day after western allies carried out limited missile strikes on suspected chemical weapons industrial targets in Syria. The U.S. administration is split over how to react to Russia’s increasing aggression … both … Trump and … Putin were actively trying to dial back tensions …. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned that new sanctions that would target Russia’s defence industry and especially single out companies … connected to the production of chemical weapons, without giving any details, at an Emergency UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting … called by Russia to protest the missile strikes. Haley then went on the Sunday US talk shows ….”

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