The United States declared on Sunday that it won’t pull back its powers from Syria until the point when it accomplishes its objectives there.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recorded three goes for the US: guaranteeing that compound weapons are not utilized at all that represent a hazard to US interests, that ISIS is crushed and that there is a decent vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.
It is our goal “to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things,” Haley told Fox News Sunday.
Asked about US-Russia relations, Haley said ties were “very strained” but that Washington still hoped for a better relationship.
She revealed that the US was preparing a new sanctions package against Russia over its support for the Syrian regime. They will be revealed on Monday.
The US, France and Britain on Saturday launched strikes against Bashar Assad’s regime a week after a chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, just east of the capital Damascus.
Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced on Saturday “with the utmost firmness” the strikes which he described as “an act of aggression against a sovereign state which is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism”.
On Sunday, he warned that new Western air strikes would provoke “chaos” in international relations.
He made his warning during a telephone call with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.
The two leaders “found that this illegal action seriously damaged the prospects of a political settlement in Syria,” a Kremlin statement said.