Certain Russian industries, like its mining and metals industries, would also be targeted. "We have some channels where we're starting to talk, but what I wouldn't want to do is close the channels off".
In a 98-2 vote on Thursday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a series of sanctions to punish Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Under President Obama, top White House officials warned that sanctions would be risky to the legitimacy of the nuclear deal signed with Iran.
Following yesterday's vote on an amendment adding substantial sanctions against Russian Federation to the bill, the Senate today voted to pass the bill, which was designed primarily to impose a number of new sanctions on Iran for "non-nuclear" moves that the Senate objects to.
Russian Federation criticizes USA for 'anti-Cuban' approach, says it sides with Cuba
Tourism to Cuba remains banned while current travel restrictions are likely to be tightened and more heavily enforced. My opinion: Trump's limited reversal of Obama's opening to Cuba is political theater with very little real impact.
Senators said the tougher tack against Russian Federation would help force them to ease hostilities against Ukraine, permit a negotiated settlement in the Syrian civil war and dissuade them from attempting to hack US institutions and political groups in the future, as it's widely believed they did during the campaign past year.
Trump officials have been eager to crack down on Iran's non-nuclear illicit activities, and have squeezed the country with additional sanctions while they conduct a comprehensive Iran policy review.
The 100-member Senate backed the measure on Thursday by a margin of 98-2.
The bill provides for a legal level of sanctions imposed by the decrees of the former President of the United States Barack Obama in connection with the conflict in the Donbas and the annexation of Crimea by Russian Federation.
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Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, told reporters.
The official said the administration is committed to keeping current sanctions in place until Moscow honors commitments it made over Ukraine and that the existing framework for sanctions is the best way to pressure Russian Federation.
"The bill includes new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and other activities not related to the global nuclear agreement reached with the United States and other world powers".
"We see destabilizing act after destabilizing act [by Iran], from missile launches to arms transfers to terrorist training to illicit financial activities to targeting Navy ships and detaining American citizens", said the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee.
The amendment, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said, offers the sanctions "the Kremlin deserves for its actions". The president has at times criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and has suggested he might not deploy USA troops to defend a member state under attack, through he subsequently reaffirmed his commitment to article 5.
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As recently as last month Kerr called Trump a " blowhard " and said he " couldn't be more ill-suited for office ". So, yes, those individual match-ups are overrated and hardly decide which team wins the contest.