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US Senate agree on anti-Russian sanctions, Trump to decide
08:45, 27 July 2017
US Senate agree on anti-Russian sanctions, Trump to decide

Sanctions slap Russia with new sanctions and limits Trump's ability to remove them

08:45, 27 July 2017

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House and Senate Republicans have reached a deal that is paving the way to send a bill to President Donald Trump's desk that slaps Russia with new sanctions and limits Trump's ability to remove them. This was reported by CNN.

"Following very productive discussions with Leader McCarthy (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy), I am glad to announce that we have reached an agreement that will allow us to send sanctions legislation to the president's desk," Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said in a statement.

The bill, which is expected to be taken up at some point before the Senate leaves for recess, rebukes Trump by giving Congress newfound veto power over any administration attempt to remove sanctions on Moscow.

Related: US sanctions against Russia to cause troubles between US and Europe

The White House pushed for changes to that provision, and Trump has not said if he will sign the bill.

The original bill, however, passed the Senate 98-2 last month, which means Congress will have a significant veto-proof majority.

As it was reported earlier EU Ambassadors agreed to expand anti-Russian sanctions over Siemens turbines. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed this decision noting that 'Siemens precedent' must be punished.

Related: US sanctions are steps to annihilate relations normalization, - Russian MFA

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