The White house heard conflicting statements about the decision to toughen anti-Russian sanctions, said the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “Tapes.ru” on Wednesday, August 2.
Against this background, Moscow, “of course, it’s important think about it the President of the United States [Donald trump] and what he thinks overall about the current state and prospects of bilateral relations,” said the press Secretary of the Russian President.
“While we have not heard such statements,” — said Peskov.
August 1, U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that trump was “not thrilled” by the fact that Congress by an overwhelming number of votes supported the draft of new sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran. But “everything indicates that the President will sign this document,” Tillerson was quoted by “Interfax”.
Earlier in the day, Vice-President of the United States, Mike Pence expressed confidence that Donald trump would endorse the bill.
On 28 July, the U.S. Congress adopted the law on sanctions, restricting, in particular, the activity of Russian companies in the oil and gas industry. Moscow demanded in response to 1 September to reduce the 755 employees of the us diplomatic mission in Russia, and also closed the U.S. Embassy staff in Moscow access to a dacha in Serebryany Bor and warehouses in the South of the capital.