The Russian foreign Ministry accuses the U.S. Congress in an attempt to make “economic blockade”.
The Russian foreign Ministry accused the U.S. Congress of a desire to organize the “economic blockade” of the bill of the veto on the possible lifting of anti-Russian sanctions.
“Our detractors in Congress are trying hard to destroy any germs of positive relations (Russia and the United States – Ed.). In January of this year they introduced a bill providing for the codification of the sanctions imposed by Obama’s orders that trump was not able to cancel them on their own. Moreover, it is proposed to expand and to tighten the restriction and even try blackmail to force them to follow a third country. That is, in fact, to organize a sort of economic blockade of Russia”, – said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
According to Ryabkov, “yet this idea brewed in the apparatus of the relevant committees of Congress…but the adoption of such a law cannot be ruled out”:
“Because, given the dominant at the Capitol in anti-Russian sentiment, American legislators are, in principle, seems capable of overcoming a hypothetical presidential veto,” — said the representative of the foreign Ministry.
On 14 February the new head of the U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin said that the sanctions policy of the United States against the Russian Federation remain in force. February 15, the US Congress introduced a bill that would allow to veto the possible removal of President Donald trump of anti-Russian sanctions.
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