U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Middle East crisis on Tuesday. (Shannon Stapleton / Reuters)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – UN Ambassador Nikki Haley refuted on Tuesday the suggestion of a White House parliamentary official to have botched an announcement of new "Russian sanctions" out of "confusion."
With respect, I'm not getting confused, "said Haley Fox News presenter Dana Perino Perino read the airmail quote on Tuesday as she discussed the implications of Haley's comments on imminent sanctions that the White House later called for
Haley's office upheld the citation but did not elaborate Haley has been silent about the unusual slump in her speech on Sunday, in which she described specific economic sanctions against Russia, which she said the next day
The Washington Post reported Monday, citing several persons familiar with the matter, that President Trump had been upset over the public debate over new sanctions after Haley talked about CBS's "Face The Nation" Trump told staff that he was not ready to impose the new penalties and the White House decided H characterizing aley's comments as a mistake, The Post reported.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was interviewed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a briefing on Trump's Florida meeting
Is there confusion in the government about new Russia sanctions, a reporter asked Kudlow  "No. I think the problem here is that we have a number of sanctions, and additional sanctions are being considered, but not fixed," Kudlow said.  Haley, he added, "was ahead of the curve, she did a great job, she is a very effective ambassador, there could have been a momentary confusion about it."
Kudlow added, "We had sanctions Additional sanctions are being considered, but not implemented, and that's all. "
Despite the White House complimenting Haley's work, a prominent member of the Cabinet, who often speaks to Trump, was uneasily rebuked in this episode.
Haley is great She has a license to speak freely with the United Nations and often represents the government on television, as she did Sunday on US and Allied air strikes on Syria.
The new Russia sanctions related to Russian companies supporting the Syrian chemical weapons industry Had Haley said.
Trump on Monday stunted this tentative plan, denounced by the Kremlin as "international business".
Government officials said that the economic sanctions along with other measures would be seriously considered to be taken against Russia, but said Trump had not given final approval to implement them. Government officials said on Monday it was unlikely that Trump would sanction further sanctions without another triggering event by Russia and described the strategy as a holding pattern.
Some time after Haley's comments on CBS, the Trump administration informed the Russian embassy in Washington that the sanctions were not coming, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said Monday.
The Trump team publicly declared Haley's announcement a misrepresentation. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement Monday: "We are considering additional sanctions against Russia and a decision will be taken in the near future."
Asked Monday morning why it took 24 hours for the government to return Haley's comments, a White House official said only that internally there was confusion over what the plan was.