USA careful approach to the development of sanctions against Russia, said Tillerson
WASHINGTON, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti, Dmitry Zlatarev. The United States is very cautious in the development of standards on sanctions against Russia, said on Sunday Secretary of state Rex Tillerson.
In a live CNN host asked the Secretary of state to comment on the statement by senators John McCain and Ben Cardin that the US administration is delaying the implementation of a package of sanctions against Russia.
“With regard to Russia in particular, we very carefully developed standards for companies that do business,” said Tillerson.
He noted that he is personally involved in such discussions with the Ministry of Finance of the United States.
“We cooperate with the Ministry of Finance for the development of such criteria, so that people could understand what is allowed and what will threaten sanctions themselves,” said Tillerson.
The President of the United States Donald trump had previously signed a law involving the extension of sectoral sanctions against the Russian economy. The law, in particular, suggests that the head of state can impose sanctions on persons who invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines over $ 5 million a year or $ 1 million lump sum. The law separately States that the United States will continue to oppose the project “Northern stream-2”.
McCain and Cardin called for the administration to fulfill its obligations under this law. According to them, this is not happening.