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White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

18 Junio 2017, 07:37 | Benedicto Grullon

White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

Western sanctions damaged the Iranian economy in recent years with inflation soaring and the rial depreciating against major currencies

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to move forward with new sanctions on Russian Federation for allegedly interfering in the 2016 election.

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to tighten sanctions on Russian Federation and prevent President Donald Trump from being able to unilaterally ease sanctions absent congressional approval.

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to keep and expand sanctions against Russian Federation and to block the president from lifting them without congressional approval.

President Donald Trump hasn't officially eased any current sanctions, but he previously suggested he'd consider doing so if Russian Federation helped the USA fight terrorism.

Mr. Putin said there was no reason to impose new sanctions and said at the heart of the new measures was the controversy in the USA around contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian officials.

The intelligence community, however, has concluded that Russian Federation played a role in the presidential election held last November.

The Senate also voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to add provisions to the bill allowing the U.S. space agency NASA to continue using Russian-made rocket engines and the 100 senators votedunanimously for an amendment reaffirming the United States commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.

The vote was overshadowed by Wednesday's shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice - two senators were there, Rand Paul and Jeff Flake of Arizona - but the Senate kept on its schedule, and the bill is expected to be passed by the end of the week. "But this bill is a conspicuous exception to that", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.

The Trump administration is reviewing the Senate measure, S. 722, a White House official said Wednesday.

"I'm concerned about it, but I don't really have the ability to dictate what the White House says to the House", Sen.

"Time and again, the Obama administration abused its executive authority to bypass Congress, and this legislation ensures that Congress both now and in the future will be able to weigh in on behalf of the American people", Corker said.

If the Trump administration decides to oppose the new sanctions, they could be in a bind.

In a 98-2 vote, the Senate approved tougher measures against Iran's ballistic missile program, due to the country's support for terrorist groups and its record on human rights. Bernie Sanders. Sanders says he's anxious the legislation, which also includes sanctions against Iran, could hurt the Iranian nuclear deal.

The sanctions would codify existing economic restrictions and place new ones in an effort to economically harm specific individuals and Russia's economy.

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