The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously for new sanctions against Russia. It is reported by CNN.

This bill also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea (DPRK). The senators gave 98 votes in favour and two voted against. Now the bill will be sent to the White house to the President of the United States Donald Trump to give him the green light, or cast its veto.

If trump decides to veto, the bill is expected to receive sufficient support in both houses to overcome a veto.

“The United States must send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and to any aggressor that we will not tolerate attacks on our democracy,” – said, speaking before the Senate vote, Republican John McCain.

On 26 July, the House of representatives supported the introduction of new financial sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran. The bill prohibits, to cancel or reduce sanctions without the consent of Congress.

The European Commission has expressed concern about the approval in Congress of a bill to toughen sanctions against the Russian Federation because of the possible effect of sanctions on EU energy independence.

On 27 July, the speaker of the house Sarah Sanders stated that the White house hopes that the bill can be amended.




The US Senate has endorsed tougher sanctions against Russia 28.07.2017

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