US senate approves bill on new sanctions against Russia
On Wednesday, the US Senate almost unanimously (97 for, 2 against) approved the document which could put into law and expand the sanctions against Russia, Golos Ameriki reports.
Corresponding amendments were introduced into the law on sanctions with respect to Iran. The senators added the Russian sanctions there too.
Amongst other things, the document obligates the White House to coordinate the decision with Congress if it decides to ease, suspend or lift the current sanctions against Russia. The president could veto this amendment, but the Senate is convinced that there are enough votes to overcome this veto.
According to the lawmakers, the new …read more