The U.S. Senate voted to amend the bill amendments providing for new sanctions against Russia and Iran. On Thursday, June 15, reports the Washington Examiner.
For the resolution voted by the majority of votes: 97 against two, the newspaper notes. So the bill became law, it still must be approved by the house of representatives and be signed by the President.
Amendment to toughen anti-Russian restrictive measures included in the bill, which was originally aimed at increasing pressure on Tehran “because of the support of terrorism and Iran’s nuclear program”.
In particular, the document suggests to reduce the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks under sanctions, up to 14 days, oil and gas companies, also under sanctions, up to 30 days, reports RIA Novosti.
According to the Washington Examiner, the restrictive measures will affect the mining industry, metallurgy, shipbuilding and railway industry.