prensaestatal.com
prensaestatal.com Agosto 19, 2017


Global Geo-political Series: US Senate overwhelmingly supports new sanctions on Russian Federation

19 Junio 2017, 01:21 | Benedicto Grullon

The Senate passed by a vote of 97-2 a measure to toughen sanctions on Russian Federation, a rare bipartisan move meant to respond to various aggressions by Russian Federation against the U.S.

Amendment 232 has been attached to Bill 722 imposing sanctions against Iran, which the Senate is now debating.

Republican senators said Tuesday they expected Trump to sign the bill, which will still need to be passed in the House before it goes to the President's desk.

Russia's interventions in Ukraine and Crimea and its support of Assad in the Syrian war are the other stated reasons for the sanctions, aside from the hacking that United States intelligence agencies say Russian Federation engaged in aggressively with the alleged aim of helping Trump beat Hillary Clinton last November.

It was introduced amid an intense focus in the United States capital on relations with Russian Federation, and investigations by the Department of Justice and congressional committees of whether Russian Federation sought to influence the 2016 U.S. elections to help elect Trump, and whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow as it sought to influence the election.

According to Politico, a senior administration official stated that the "White House is concerned that the legislation would tie its hands on U.S. -Russia relations".

“These additional sanctions will also send a powerful and bipartisan statement to Russian Federation and any other country who might try to interfere in our elections that they will be punished, ” Schumer added.

But Democrats fear that the White House would be very demanding in its efforts to dilute the legislation.

In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted 97 to two to approve the sanctions, with only Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky voting against.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said that Moscow views the proposed sanctions “negatively, ” adding that the Russian leadership is “attentively monitoring” the situation.

The new Iran restrictions, which impose mandatory sanctions on people involved with the Islamic republic's ballistic missile program and those that transact with them.

Both Democratic and Republican members placed politics aside to offer prayers, support and camaraderie Wednesday, in an unusual show of unity on Capitol Hill.

The administration said Russia had been using the facilities for intelligence gathering; when they were shuttered, 35 Russian operatives were also expelled from the country.

The only two votes against the Russia-Iran sanctions deal came from GOP Sens.



Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Castile protesters target city where officer worked
Before Castile completed the sentence, Yanez interrupted and replied, "Okay" and placed his right hand on the holster of his gun. Castile , a black motorist, was killed during a traffic stop last July by officer Jeronimo Yanez in Falcon Heights, a St.

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch
Guillermo Rigondeaux on the scale during a weigh-in event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Friday, June 16, 2017. The fight served as a rematch to the bout that the two men had back on November 19, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas .

Brooks Koepka Wins 2017 US Open
Koepka became the third straight American to win the title. "After that, it was kind of lights out", Harman said. Harman dropped back on the back nine after going bogey-free on the final nine holes over his first three rounds.

Trump lawyer: US president not under investigation in Russia probe
Gingrich has repeatedly defended Trump and attacked those critical of the president. "I don't think that tweet helped him". He sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is conducting its own probe into Russian election meddling.

Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak
Kohli also said Fakhar Zaman's highrisk strokeplay and his partnership at the top of the order with Azhar Ali upset India's plans. Mohammad Hafeez - with a 34-ball 50 - and Babar Azam chipped in too to ensure Pakistan turned the promise into substance.

Four Score! Preds Get Even Vs. Pens
He compared the atmosphere in Bridgestone Arena to the Bulls' (and Blackhawks') former home, Chicago Stadium. Desperation should probably still fall on our side here where we know we've got to win a game in Pittsburgh.

Koepka wins US Open title
In fact he made a mad rush to the finish, birding 11, 12, 14, 16 and 18 to enter the clubhouse only a shot back. That merely added to the drama, though, as a crowded field sorted itself out in a taut U.S.

Koepka tames wind, nerves to win US Open by four shots
Spieth credited the USGA, which had been under fire the last two Opens, for doing "a fantastic job" this week. Now if you wanted to see some excellent golf this group would likely be at the top of your list.

Koepka in four-way tie for lead as Matsuyama stars at Erin Hills
Rickie Fowler , the first-round leader, is in a three-way tie at 6 under, followed by an eclectic mix of five golfers at 5 under. Si Woo Kim, who captured The Players Championship a month ago, had a 70 and was at 5-under 139 along with a pair of U.S.

Is Golden State's Durant the best player in the world?
In part that was because Klay Thompson was white hot early and had 16 in the first quarter including going 4-of-5 from three. James shook it off, got up and slowly walked to the bench, and moments later drove for a layup.