“We’re not lowering our sanctions on Russia,” said Gary Cohn, director of the national economic council.
“If anything, we would probably look to get tougher on Russia. The president wants to continue to keep the sanctions in place.”
It is noteworthy that Cohn noted on Thursday there was "no position" regarding anti-Russian sanctions. However, he said he wanted to clarify his comments on Friday.
As it was reported, foreign leaders agreed on new action to counter terrorism during G7 summit which started in Taormina, Sicily. Among those new leaders who joined the event for the first time are U.S. president Donald Trump, British PM Theresa May, French president Emmanuel Macron and Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni.