United States envoy to UN Haley says relationship with Trump 'perfect'


US military strikes on Syria last week removed any moral obligation Russia had to withhold S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems from its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, according to RIA state news agency.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet his United States counterpart Donald Trump following an invitation by the latter, but Moscow is waiting for a detailed proposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

The United Nations ambassador said Sunday that new sanctions would be coming Monday.

President Donald Trump personally made the decision to abandon plans to impose more sanctions on Russian Federation for supporting Syria's chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to three senior administration officials and a source familiar with the discussions.

Then chief White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday made a decision to say those things on-the-record.

He said there was no confusion in the White House approach toward Moscow.

Mueller has been probing possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian officials and possible obstruction of justice.

The statement angered President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported.

In her initial remarks, made on CBS television, Ms Haley said the fresh measures would target "any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad and chemical weapons use".

He said U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford "understand the unacceptability of any actions which could provoke a direct military clash" between the two superpowers.

"If we don't think it's going to be successful.we won't have it", Trump said, adding: "If the meeting when I'm there is not fruitful, I will respectfully leave the meeting".

"With all due respect, I don't get confused", Haley shot back at Kudlow on Tuesday. It is unclear exactly when Trump changed his mind - before or after her TV appearance.

Two dozen countries expelled Russian diplomats to protest the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil.

"And of course neither will President Putin or President Trump". If the sanctions were imposed, they would send a very strong message to the leader of the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin.