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.
Putin critic detained after defying police with protest call
Photographs and videos posted on Twitter showed large numbers of police at Tverskaya Street, a main thoroughfare near the Kremlin. There is a risk of violence as Mr Navalny's supporters descend on Moscow city centre for an unauthorised protest.
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.
New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks
Brand is "a horse of a different color from career prosecutors such as Rosenstein, Comey and Mueller", Feldman says. Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller told AFP he now has "13 attorneys on board, with several more in the pipeline".
Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller
Rosenstein said Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing. But Trump's conservative allies have begun to turn on the special counsel , despite initally praising his appointment.
Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord
President Obama faced a similar struggle when trying to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions limits during his administration. The states, most led by Democrats, represent $7 trillion of the USA gross domestic product, or 38 percent.
North Korea launches four surface-to-ship missiles
No one doubts that Kim Jong Un wants an ICBM; many, however, wonder whether his missileers are close to delivering one that works. But despite the rudimentary technology used in the launch, North Korea did show that it poses a real threat.
Turkish FM: Qatar Wants An End to Crisis
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is due to visit Saudi Arabia on Friday in an attempt to help solve the crisis. U.S. institutions are with Doha and not easily influenced by political changes, a Qatari official is quoted as saying.
DUP leader returns to Northern Ireland, talks continue
May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result and on Monday faced her MPs and vowed to govern. Government bond prices suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after consumer price inflation jumped to 2.9 percent in May.
Nathan Beaulieu traded to Sabres
He also opened the regular season on Montreal's top pairing with Shea Weber , but was quickly moved in favour of Alexi Emelin. Beaulieu makes sense for the Sabres, though, as he's a smart two-way player who can work on the man advantage.
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.