The head of the US Treasury Department announced sanctions against Russia

Steven Mnuchin

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the current sanctions policy against Russia remains in force. About it as reports RIA Novosti, he announced on Tuesday, February 14, reporters, responding to on this subject matter.

“Our current sanctions programs remain in force. I would say that sanctions are an important tool that we will continue to consider in relation to different countries,” — said the new head of the U.S. Treasury.

Monday, February 13, Mnuchin nominated by the President of the United States Donald trump on a post of the Minister of Finance, was approved by the Senate in the office.

That he is against the lifting of sanctions with Russia, but not sure that they need tightening, Mnuchin announced during the Senate hearing on his nomination.

He assured that “absolutely” will support the extension of restrictive measures. Mnuchin then failed to answer the question, does it necessary to strengthen sanctions pressure, explaining that “does not have sufficient information on this issue”.

Mnuchin stated that he would support sanctions only if Moscow will not “is the best deal.” What exactly was going on, he said.