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U.S. senators passed the law on new sanctions against Russia

Сенаторы США приняли закон о новых санкциях против РоссииThe U.S. Senate adopted the law on sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

As noted, the voting is still going on, but this bill has already won enough votes for approval. For the document in favor of the majority of the hundred senators.

The law will be sent for signature to the President of the United States Donald Trump, who has the right to veto it.

On Thursday “Kommersant”, citing sources in the Russian foreign Ministry reported on steps that Moscow might take in the case of the signing by President Donald trump a new package of restrictions. Such a measure, according to the publication, will likely be the expulsion of some us diplomats and substantially reduce the number of staff of the US diplomatic mission.

It was also noted that the possibility of asymmetric response and. For example, Russia may refuse to cooperate with the United States is critical to Washington’s issues, such as strengthening measures of pressure on North Korea.

At the same time, the Kremlin decided that it was premature to talk about possible reaction of Moscow on the new US sanctions. It is necessary to wait for the signing of the bill, said press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

The house of representatives of U.S. Congress passed a bill providing for the introduction of new restrictions against Russia, Iran and North Korea on July 25. After the adoption of the document called “the Law on counteraction to enemies of America by sanctions,” the Senate, it must be approved by the head of state.

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