Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) emphasized that the upper chamber "said to Mr. Putin in no uncertain terms that when he violates worldwide norms and interferes with our election, he will not escape reproach".
The new sanctions include additional punitive measures against Russia's defense, intelligence, mining, shipping and railway industries and restrict dealings with the country's banks and energy companies. Dan Fried, who retired in February as coordinator for sanctions policy at the State Department, told Yahoo News that there was "serious consideration" by the Trump White House to "unilaterally rescind the sanctions". It would require the administration to explain any moves to ease or lift sanctions, and create a new mechanism for Congress to review and block any such effort.
President Trump's road to easing sanctions targeting Russian Federation just became immensely more hard.
USA intelligence chiefs have concluded that Russian Federation orchestrated a campaign to undermine the American election process that included espionage and cyber-attacks, as a means to tilt the vote in Trump s favor.
However, they could not predict if it would come up for a final vote before lawmakers leave Washington at the end of July for their summer recess.
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"I would urge Congress to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation", he told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. They blocked US companies such as Exxon Mobil, where Tillerson was chairman, from investing in such projects. Only Senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders voted against the legislation.
The new bill would slap sanctions on companies in other countries looking to invest in those projects in the absence of US companies, a practice known as backfilling.
The measure, which passed on a 98-2 vote, seeks to make Tehran pay a price for its "continued support of terrorism". The bill would allow the president to impose sanctions on anyone who commits internationally recognized human rights abuses, such as extrajudicial killings or torture, against individuals trying to expose illegal activity by Iran or to promote human rights in the country. Paul's vote was unsurprising, as he'd also opposed yesterday's amendment on adding Russian Federation sanctions to the bill. Sen.
President Donald Trump campaigned on easing tensions with Russian Federation, arguing that it would be in America's best interest to try warming relations with Vladimir Putin. Absent an agreement, the Senate will take another procedural vote on the legislation on Thursday morning.