Nikki Haley says US will hit Russia with new sanctions

New U.S. sanctions against Russia are coming as soon as Monday to punish the country for its support of the Syrian regime, Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

“You will see that Russian sanctions will be coming down,” Haley said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“They will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to (Syrian President Bashar al) Assad and chemical weapons use. And so I think everyone is going to feel it at this point. I think everyone knows that we sent a strong message.”

The United States, Britain and France launched airstrikes Friday night against Syrian research, storage and military sites after the Assad regime was blamed for a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians.

The U.S. has vowed to also squeeze Syria’s allies Russia and Iran.

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NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 14: Vasily Nebenzya, Ambassador of the Russian Federation votes in favor of Russias resolution condemning aggression by US and its allies during a UN Security Council meeting following the United States, United Kingdom and France attacks on chemical weapons positions in Syria at United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on April 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 14: Vasily Nebenzya, Ambassador of the Russian Federation votes in favor of Russias resolution condemning aggression by US and its allies during a UN Security Council meeting following the United States, United Kingdom and France attacks on chemical weapons positions in Syria at United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on April 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 14: Sacha Llorenty, Bolivia Ambassador to the United Nations (C) and Ma Zhaoxu, Ambassador of China to the United Nations (R) votes in favor of Russias resolution condemning aggression by US and its allies during a UN Security Council meeting following the United States, United Kingdom and France attacks on chemical weapons positions in Syria at United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on April 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 14: Karen Pierce, UK Ambassador to the United Nations (L) and Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations (R) votes against Russias resolution condemning aggression by US and its allies during a UN Security Council meeting following the United States, United Kingdom and France attacks on chemical weapons positions in Syria at United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on April 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 14: Bashar Jaafari, permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations gives a speech during a UN Security Council meeting following the United States, United Kingdom and France attacks on chemical weapons positions in Syria at United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on April 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (L to R) Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari shakes hands with Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya at the end of a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: The UN Security Council holds a vote on Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. On Friday night, the United States and European allies launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley vetoes a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres listens during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. Russia on Saturday failed to win UN backing for a condemnation of military strikes launched by the United States, Britain and France on Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: The United Nations Security Council hold an emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Members of the Syrian delegation delegation and Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari (3rd from L) talk with Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya (R) at the end of a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley exits after she vetoed a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya (C) votes yes for a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (L to R) British Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley veto a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the U.S. and its allies' during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley votes during a UN Security Council meeting, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. Russia on Saturday failed to win UN backing for a condemnation of military strikes launched by the United States, Britain and France on Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya votes during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. Russia on Saturday failed to win UN backing for a condemnation of military strikes launched by the United States, Britain and France on Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya listens during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Russia circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were 'both right and legal' to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
British Ambassador to the UN Karen Pierce listens during a UN Security Council meeting, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018 The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Russia circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were 'both right and legal' to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
British Ambassador to the UN Karen Pierce speaks with an aide during a UN Security Council meeting, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018 The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Russia circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were 'both right and legal' to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley listens during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Russia circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were 'both right and legal' to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Russian Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya listens during a UN Security Council meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Russia circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were 'both right and legal' to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (L to R) British Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce talks with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 14: Francois Delattre, Ambassador of France to the United Nations gives a speech during a UN Security Council meeting following the United States, United Kingdom and France attacks on chemical weapons positions in Syria at United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on April 14, 2018. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listens during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (L to R) Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya talks with U.K. Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce during a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres arrives for a United Nations Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: The United Nations Security Council holds an emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during a UN Security Council meeting, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Russia circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were 'both right and legal' to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria. / AFP PHOTO / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks during UN Security Council meeting, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. The UN Security Council on Saturday opened a meeting at Russia's request to discuss military strikes carried out by the United States, France and Britain on Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack. Russia circulated a draft resolution calling for condemnation of the military action, but Britain's ambassador said the strikes were 'both right and legal' to alleviate humanitarian suffering in Syria. / AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMAL / ALTERNATIVE CROP (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Russia's United Nations (U.N.) Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia speaks to an aide at a U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on April 13, 2018 in New York City. The UN Security Council held the emergency meeting Friday at the request of Russia as it looks for support against the United States and U.S. allies from conducting a military strike on Syria. President Donald Trump has threatened to conduct airstrikes against Syria following a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians in a town outside Damascus that was held by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (top) speaks as Syrian ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari (bottom) looks on during a United Nations Security Council meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at United Nations headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Yesterday the United States and European allies Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria as punishment for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attacks that killed upwards of 40 people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: A United Nations U.N. Security Council emergency meeting breaks up on April 13, 2018 in New York City. The UN Security Council held the emergency meeting Friday at the request of Russia as it looks for support against the United States and U.S. allies from conducting a military strike on Syria. President Donald Trump has threatened to conduct airstrikes against Syria following a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians in a town outside Damascus that was held by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Russia's United Nations (U.N.) Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia speaks to an aide at a U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on April 13, 2018 in New York City. The UN Security Council held the emergency meeting Friday at the request of Russia as it looks for support against the United States and U.S. allies from conducting a military strike on Syria. President Donald Trump has threatened to conduct airstrikes against Syria following a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians in a town outside Damascus that was held by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Russia's United Nations (U.N.) Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia speaks to the media after telling the U.N. Security Council in an emergency meeting that the United States, France and Britain were only interested in ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government and containing Russia on April 13, 2018 in New York City. The UN Security Council held the emergency meeting Friday at the request of Russia as it looks for support against the United States and U.S. allies from conducting a military strike on Syria. President Donald Trump has threatened to conduct airstrikes against Syria following a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians in a town outside Damascus that was held by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: A United Nations U.N. Security Council emergency meeting breaks up on April 13, 2018 in New York City. The UN Security Council held the emergency meeting Friday at the request of Russia as it looks for support against the United States and U.S. allies from conducting a military strike on Syria. President Donald Trump has threatened to conduct airstrikes against Syria following a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians in a town outside Damascus that was held by rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad's government. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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“We wanted their friends Iran and Russia to know that we meant business and that they were going to be feeling the pain from this as well,” Haley said.

The ambassador said the missile attack set back Syria’s chemical weapons capacity by years, and pushed back against critics who said the one-time strikes did little to change the situation on the ground.

“This was very strong attack on the chemical weapons program. We were not looking for war. That's the last thing the President wanted was war. We were not looking to kill people,” she said. “This was not muscle flexing. We set their chemical weapons program back years...Our job was never to take Assad out. Our job was never to start a war.”

But Haley said the U.S. would not pull its troops out of Syria — despite vows by President Trump to bring the military home — until its goals are accomplished.

That means an end to chemical weapons usage, the complete defeat of ISIS in Syria, and curbing Iranian influence in the area.

Trump has told military commanders to quickly wrap up operations so he can bring the about 2,000 troops on the ground home within a few months, but Haley insisted there was no deadline.

“We haven't said that we're going to bring them home in six months. What we are saying is at some point we want to see our military come home,” she said.

Also appearing on “Face the Nation,” Sen. Tim Kaine slammed the air strikes as illegal and reckless without approval from Congress.

“It's very, very clear Congress has the power to declare war and only Congress,” said Kaine (D-Va.). “President Trump is not a king. He's a President. He's supposed to come to Congress to seek permission to initiate a war.”

Kaine said the Syrian operations lack a clear strategy.

“It's illegal because he didn't come and ask permission,” he said.

“It's reckless because as you pointed out there isn't a strategy,” Kaine added. “We need to defeat ISIS. But we heard different things from the administration. Are we staying there now to topple Assad, to counter Iran, to check Russia, to help the Kurds, to buttress Israel, to rebuild our relationships with Turkey? They haven't laid out a strategy and military action shouldn't be taken as a one off. It should be taken as part of a strategy.”

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