RT America - April 16, 2018

White House does an about-face on Syria-related Russia sanctions

Over the weekend, US ambassador to the United Nations promised sanctions on Russia for backing the Syrian government. Now, the White House is saying Nikki Haley's words were a “misstatement” and the Treasury Department will not place further sanctions on the Russian government just yet. RT America’s Manila Chan has more.

Serious questions raised in aftermath of US strikes on Syria

An OPCW fact-finding mission arrived in Damascus just hours following strikes carried out by US, British, and French forces against the Syrian government. The timing of the visit underscores serious questions about the US-led attack, most importantly, why such strikes would be carried out against a sovereign nation before an investigation into the alleged chemical weapons attack even took place? RT America’s Anya Parampil reports.

OPCW inspectors arrive in Damascus, Syria

Political fallout continues over US, UK, and French airstrikes on Syria following an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma. Meanwhile, the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Damascus to begin their fact-finding mission into the suspected chemical attack. RT America’s Dan Cohen has the story.