Global Geo-political Series: US Senate overwhelmingly supports new sanctions on Russian Federation

Global Geo-political Series: US Senate overwhelmingly supports new sanctions on Russian Federation

The US Senate in Congress has voted almost unanimously to impose new sanctions against Iran and Russian Federation, setting up a possible confrontation with the administration of President Donald Trump as it attempts to improve relations with Moscow, PressTV reported.

These sanctions have been added to a bill - under debate and nearly certain to win passage - aimed at toughening sanctions against Iran for what the bill calls its support of global terrorist acts.

President Donald Trump hasn't officially eased any current sanctions, but he previously suggested he'd consider doing so if Russian Federation helped the US fight terrorism.

The new Russian Federation sanctions also requires the White House to get a congressional review if it attempts to relax, suspend or terminate Russian Federation sanctions.

- Authorize robust assistance to strengthen democratic institutions and counter disinformation across Central and Eastern European countries that are vulnerable to Russian aggression and interference. The recent actions by U.S. Senate strongly suggest that.

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"We moved to make the Congress, not the President, the final arbiter of sanctions relief when necessary", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

It also allows Congress to review any administration attempts to ease, suspend or end sanctions.

Despite overwhelming bipartisan support, Sen.

The Russia amendment was part of a larger measure that targets Iran for sanctions over its ballistic missile program, human rights violations, and other issues. Only Senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders voted against the legislation.

To take effect, the measure would also have to pass the House of Representatives and be signed into law by Trump.

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Senators are optimistic Trump won't veto them. It's not like the sanctions are a surprise to President Putin, who has been following the anti-Trump hysteria in Washington fairly closely.

"I'm concerned about it, but I don't really have the ability to dictate what the White House says to the House", Sen.

In other words, the Trump administration may (again) be betting that loyalty to the president - or more likely, fear of his political base - will be more important to House Republicans than the omnipresent suspicions over, and investigation into, possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, as well as the president's seeming attempts to dismiss that investigation.

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USA intelligence sources have concluded Russian Federation attempted to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election, but they - despite encouragement by the national media and Democrats - have not tied the president to such attempts.

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