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Vladimir Putin : President says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of U.S. sanctions

29 Juillet 2017

The Senate passed the bill, 98-2, two days after the House pushed the measure through by an overwhelming margin, 419-3.

Corker had earlier objected to including the North Korean sanctions, initially favoring to address that issue in a separate bill. Lawmakers said they wanted to prevent the president from acting on his own to lift penalties imposed by the previous administration for meddling in last year's USA election and for aggression in Ukraine.

The new package of sanctions aims to hit President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle by targeting alleged corrupt officials, human rights abusers and crucial sectors of the Russian economy, including weapons sales and energy exports.

Before Mr Trump's decision to sign the bill into law, Republican senator John McCain said its passage was long overdue, a jab at Mr Trump and Republican-controlled Congress.

The idea of Trump seeking to strengthen the sanctions drew skepticism given that the administration had spent weeks lobbying for a weaker bill.

But the bill was criticised by some European countries which deal with Russian energy pipelines - which may fall foul of the new sanctions.

"(The Russians) have taken Trump's measure and while they are willing to exploit his goofy fixation on Putin and naive sense you can do deals with someone like Putin. they realize his clownish performance as president makes it really hard for him to deliver on any of the big things that Russia wants", said Andrew Weiss, a former national security council Russia expert. But White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci suggested Trump in fact wanted stronger sanctions.

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INSKEEP: Thanks very much. "Any significant goods, wares, articles, and merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part by the labor of North Korean nationals or citizens shall be deemed to be prohibited. and shall not be entitled to entry at any of the ports of the U.S.", the bill reads.

But in a statement late Friday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had "reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it".

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday that Moscow would likely retaliate against the United States if the sanctions are imposed.

The Foreign Ministry said that the U.S. had until September 1 to bring the total number of diplomatic and technical personnel in Russian Federation to 455, the same number as it said Russian Federation has in the U.S. The ministry also ousted the U.S. from a recreation retreat and warehouse in Moscow.

The sanctions, which the U.S. House of Representatives has passed, have yet to be approved by the Senate or Trump.

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are already praising the group effort to pass the bill quickly. The bill was passed in a 98-2 vote, as part of a sweeping package that also includes sanctions against Russian Federation and Iran, two days after the House approved it 419-3. "This bipartisan bill is about keeping America safe, and I urge the president to sign it into law".

Mr McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, who has called Mr Putin a murderer and a thug, said: "Over the last eight months what price has Russian Federation paid for attacking our elections?"

Vladimir Putin : President says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of U.S. sanctions