Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

It also places additional sanctions on specific industries, including the country's mining, shipping and railway industry.

The bipartisan support for the year's most significant GOP-backed limitation on Trump comes as the White House remains silent on the plan to sanction Moscow, even as President Putin pushes back at US intelligence officials' conclusion that Russian actors conducted cyberattacks to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.

The bill establishes a review process for Congress to have a say whether the White House eases Russian Federation sanctions.

The Senate voted 98-2 Thursday to pass a bill that would enact new sanctions against Russian Federation and require the White House to secure congressional approval before lifting any current sanctions, Reuters reported Thursday.

The U.S. Senate voted to increase sanctions on Russian Federation, and give Congress the power to review any attempt by President Donald Trump to unilaterally lift them, a rebuke of the president's suggestions that the U.S. improve relations with the country.

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The day before, he'd told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, "We would like the flexibility to turn the heat up on Russian Federation", he said.

Trump officials have been eager to crack down on Iran's non-nuclear illicit activities, and have squeezed the country with additional sanctions while they conduct a comprehensive Iran policy review. The Senate passed the measure today by a vote of 98-2. The two dissenting votes were Sen.

While Corker was measured, other Republican and Democrat senators said Russian Federation needed to understand the USA position on its election interference.

"I would urge Congress to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation", Tillerson said Wednesday during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. The State Department has said that talks are ongoing with Russian Federation over the possible return of the compounds, underscoring the Trump administration's interest in securing more cooperation from Moscow in ending the Syrian civil war.

The Senate legislation imposes sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Rand Paul and Sen. The bipartisan effort showcases that the Obama legacy on relations with Iran, and specifically the Iran deal (which is not rescinded in the Senate bill), have become deeply unpopular. The president has at times criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and has suggested he might not deploy US troops to defend a member state under attack, through he subsequently reaffirmed his commitment to article 5.

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