May 22, 2018

Senate jabs Trump in unanimous vote on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

20 June 2017, 01:16 | Guillermo Sutton

Mohammed Mossadegh speaks during his military tribunal trial in Iran in November 1953 following his overthrow in a CIA-backed coup

Mohammed Mossadegh speaks during his military tribunal trial in Iran in November 1953 following his overthrow in a CIA-backed coup

If it passes the House, President Donald Trump would have to either sign or veto a bill that the White House has had little response to so far.

The sanctions against Russian Federation are "in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, its brazen cyber-attacks and interference in elections, and its continuing aggression in Syria", according to the sponsors.

Democrats pressed for and succeeded in adding a measure that would restrict President Donald Trump - whose administration has been entangled in investigations into ties to Russian officials - from lifting the sanctions unless approved by Congress. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, both Republicans, were the only votes against it - bolsters existing sanctions and would allow Congress to thwart any presidential effort to curtail sanctions without congressional approval.

Mr. Putin said there was no reason to impose new sanctions and said at the heart of the new measures was the controversy in the US around contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian officials. Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN. "This bill is the first time Congress has come together since the JCPOA, the Iran nuclear deal, to do just that", Corker added.

A senior Trump administration official has told Politico that the White House will attempt to convince House Republicans to make "administration-friendly changes" to a bipartisan new Senate bill which slaps Russian Federation with Trump-proof sanctions in retaliation for the Kremlin's interference in last year's US presidential election.

Finally, it provides that no sanctions can be lifted by the President without Congressional review.

Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller
With five minutes left in the half, England again went close through Adam Lallanna who smashed Gordon's side netting. Kane , 23, has enjoyed a great 2016/17 campaign for Spurs , scoring 29 goals in the Premier League .

The new sanctions aim to impose new restrictions on Iran's ballistic missile program and to punish Tehran for "supporting terrorism and human rights violations".

The White House has been silent on the proposal and administration officials have been unclear on what the official position is.

"These additional sanctions will also send a powerful and bipartisan statement to Russian Federation and any other country who might try to interfere in our elections that they will be punished". Certain Russian industries, like its mining and metals industries, would also be targeted.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the Trump administration was "committed to existing sanctions against Russia" but was "still reviewing the new Russian Federation sanctions amendment".

Though there's little dispute over Russia's interference in the election, questions remain over the objective and extent of the meddling.

Other News

Trending Now

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire
The number of people killed in London's Grenfell Tower inferno climbed to 79 - but may rise even further, police said Monday. For police, fire and emergency crews inside the tower, "it is incredibly emotional working in there", Cundy said.

Duterte resurfaces after rest, says battle with militants winding down
Abella reiterated though that Duterte is ready to declare martial law if "public safety requires it". In a battle assessment on Friday, the military said those still in the city were also weakening.

ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS Takes the Series to Egypt
Assassin's Creed Origins will offer another open world environment , which will be comprised of deserts and lush oases. Let us have a closer look at the five key announcements made at Ubisoft's press conference at E3 2017 .

Pokemon Go Will Receive New Multiplayer Features, Gym Closed For Remodeling
The company teased the fans by saying there will be more exciting updates coming soon after the temporary disabling of gyms. In addition, players will now be able to collect Items from a Gym similarly to how they already can from a Pokestop.

Xbox One X won't turn a profit for Microsoft
Accessory manufacturer Hyperkin will be bringing back the original Xbox controller for the Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X. The PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro would seem to match up nicely with the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X .

'Qatar must do more to combat extremism,' says Tillerson
We believe these are unintended consequences, especially during this Holy Month of Ramadan, but they can be addressed immediately. We call on Qatar to be responsive to the concerns of its neighbors. "But he must do more and he must do more quickly".

Yanez found not guilty
Castile's case was particularly controversial because his girlfriend was streaming to Facebook live after St. A jury on Friday found Yanez not guilty of manslaughter for shooting Castile during a traffic stop.

Another late night in store for Cosby jury
Constand denies there was any romance between them and told jurors she had rebuffed his advances before the assault. Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts, but they could be merged for sentencing purposes.

GOP-hired data company leaked information on 198 million citizens
The information was collected by Deep Root Analytics, which aggregates information from everything from subreddits to super PACs. This vast exposure of voter information highlights the growing risk of data-driven campaigning used by both the DNC and RNC.

Trade commission seeks to block daily fantasy sports merger
The central sticking point in the case is the definition of the market, for anti-trust purposes. What happens next for the merger? An administrative trial is set for November 21.