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Press Secretary of the administration of U.S. President Sarah Sanders stated that Washington approves bill on new sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran. Sanders voiced the position of the White house in a short interview to TV channel ABC on Sunday, July 23. Video posted to a Twitter channel.
“The administration supports tough measures against Russia and impose sanctions. We weren’t happy with the previous version of the bill, but we have made the necessary amendments and we are pleased to be working with the Senate and the house of representatives,” responded Sanders on the question of whether the President would sign Donald trump bill on new sanctions.
The press Secretary stressed that the White house intends to continue to impose on Russia tough sanctions “until the situation in Ukraine is completely settled”.
The original version of the bill did not suit the administration of the President of the United States, in particular, due to the fact that excluded the possibility of sole decision of the President to repeal or strengthening of sanctions. On 22 July, the Congress published the text of the new draft law on additional sanctions against Russia. It left the items that the President must negotiate with Congress the intention to weaken or lift the sanctions. This is because such decisions are of great importance to the national security of the United States.
The US and several other States after the annexation of Crimea to Russia and the beginning of the armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine in 2014 have imposed sanctions against Moscow, in particular limiting investments in the Russian economy, a number of companies, the transfer of technology. In response Russia has banned imports of certain food products from countries that imposed sanctions.