On Sunday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said new sanctions would be announced on Monday by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley arrives for a UN Security Council meeting, at United Nations Headquarters in NY, on April 14, 2018.
"The president also wants the people in the region, our Gulf partners, to step up and do more, and he wants them to take on some of the financial responsibility of all of the military provided there in the region. We convinced him to remain", he said.
Sanders said the USA was still considering the sanctions, but they weren't coming on Monday. And so I think everyone is going to feel it at this point.
Joint airstrikes were launched in Syria by the US, UK and France on Saturday as punishment for a suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma.
Haley also said the US won't be pulling troops out of Syria right away, saying their involvement there "is not done".
"We're not going to leave until we know we've accomplished those things", she said.
One White House official explained to The Washington Post Monday morning that "there had been confusion internally about what the plan was".
He also offered to play the role of intermediary between the United States and Russian Federation, whose relationship has been on edge over the chemical weapons attack and amid allegations that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the USA 2016 presidential election. The military said there were three targets: the Barzah chemical weapons research and development site in the Damascus area, a chemical weapons storage facility near Homs and a chemical weapons "bunker" a few miles from the second target.
In his televised address from the White House on Friday, Trump said the USA was prepared to keep up the economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Assad until he ends a pattern of killing his own people with internationally banned chemical weapons.
When asked on "Fox News Sunday" about "how our relationship with Russian Federation has changed this week", Haley said that relations are "very strained".
She added that Russian Federation is feeling the effects of USA actions including "the sanctions that are continuing to happen, which you'll see again on Monday".