The US Senate has completed the process of approval of new sanctions against Russia

Members of the Senate of the U.S. Congress voted to amend the bill on new sanctions against Iran and Russia. For the adoption of the document voted 97 against two. Earlier, the Senate included an amendment to the anti-Russian sanctions bill on Iran’s restrictive measures.

The U.S. Senate voted in favor of amendments to the bill, which provides for new sanctions against Iran and Russia. For the adoption of the document voted 97 against two. The initiative now needs approval in the house of representatives and the bill will be on the table of the President of the United States Donald Trump. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

Prior to that, the Senate included an amendment to the anti-Russian sanctions bill on Iran’s restrictive measures.

According to the document, the restrictive measures can be imposed against individuals who want to invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines market value of over five million dollars per year, or one million dollars in one lump sum, or provide the projects, services, technology, to provide information support. Also, the United States «will continue to oppose construction of the pipeline «Nord stream — 2″, taking into consideration its detrimental impact on the energy security of the European Union and the development of the gas market in Central and Eastern Europe and the energy reform in Ukraine», reads the text of the bill.

Meanwhile, Chancellor of Austria, Christian Kern and foreign Minister of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, has criticized the US plans to impose new sanctions against Moscow. According to them, under consideration by the U.S. Congress restrictive measures are contrary to international law, threaten Europe’s energy security and harm the settlement of the situation in Ukraine.



The US Senate has completed the process of approval of new sanctions against Russia 16.06.2017

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