If the Trump administration decides to oppose the new sanctions, they could be in a bind.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had agreed "with the sentiment" of holding Russian Federation accountable but had urged Congress not to pass any legislation that could harm a "constructive dialogue" with Moscow.
The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to enact new sanctions against Russian Federation and make it hard for President Donald Trump to lift them. Also included in the bill is an amendment strengthening sanctions for Russian officials who support cyberattacks against the US and its allies. That measure reflected Republican complaints that Obama had overstepped the power of the presidency and needed to be checked by Congress.
"Of course this will make Russia-US relations more complex", Putinsaid in an excerpt from an interview due to air in full at 1700 GMT on Rossiya-1 television. "Pretty good rate of return".
The legislation was filed as an amendment to an Iran sanctions bill. Bob Corker (R-TN), the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who noted that in many ways it was developed "under the radar" because it was bipartisan in nature. Rouhani is a political moderate who defeated a hard-line opponent.
Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him
Oddly enough, Boente was acting deputy attorney general when Sessions recused himself, and until Rosenstein was appointed. Feinstein also is a member of the Senate Intelligence committee, which is conducting its own Russian Federation probe.
The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly - 97 to 2 - to add the Russian Federation measure to a bill sanctioning Iran for its work to develop ballistic missile technology, in a bipartisan rebuke to Trump's suggestions about improving relations with Russian Federation.
The bill mainly imposes new sanctions on Iran, targeting any individual or company that aids the country's ballistic missile program and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps. He's instead castigated his own intelligence community and rejected its assessment that Russia's hacking and disinformation campaign was meant to aid his candidacy.
The issue, as Mr Saunders pointed out, is the Senate bill expands sanctions on Russian Federation to include railway, mining, energy, and finance sectors and "the more you broaden [economic] sanctions, the larger the number of stakeholders" involved in those sanctions.
The vote also comes one day after a report that Russian Federation orchestrated cyber attacks on voting systems in 39 states in an apparent attempt to alter or delete voter information.
The only two votes against the Russia-Iran sanctions deal came from GOP Sens.
Codify and strengthen existing sanctions contained in executive orders on Russia, including the sanctions' impact on certain Russian energy projects and on debt financing in key economic sectors.
Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk
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North Korea launches four surface-to-ship missiles
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Steph Curry says he doesn't want to go to the White House
The group that recruited Durant in the Hamptons that day last summer has the same philosophy about winning more championships. Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together, the different kind of ceremonies and the tradition.
Trump weighs firing Mueller, according to confidante
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Thomas makes charge up US Open leaderboard
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Wonder Woman 2 Will Take Diana to America
Overseas, " Wonder Woman " also won the weekend with Dollars 122.5 million from 55 markets for a global cume of USD 223 million. Were you wowed by Wonder Woman's first ever big screen appearance over the weekend? The film stars Gal Gadot in the title role.