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A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation

A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation”

Senate Foreign Relations chairman Bob Corker had pumped the breaks on the Russian Federation sanctions bill weeks ago, per the request of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The two dissenting votes were Sen. The House of Representatives also must pass the measure for it to become law.

The measure also included language toughening sanctions against Russian Federation in the wake of their accused efforts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, converting some of the penalties put in place by former President Barack Obama's administration into law, and forbidding Trump from weakening existing Russian Federation sanctions without first seeking Senate approval.

The restrictions on President Trump to lift sanctions on Russian Federation grew out of a directive from the president his first week in office seeking a review of all sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.

The measure calls for a mandatory congressional review if sanctions against Russian Federation are ever scaled back or terminated entirely. The new sanctions are meant to punish Russian Federation for its role in the fighting in Syria and for interfering in the 2016 election. The final Senate vote on the overall bill is expected in the coming days.

The bill as originally introduced was exclusively about slapping new sanctions on Iran. Before passing the combined Russia-Iran measure, the chamber also attached a bipartisan amendment signaling support for NATO's Article 5 - which Trump earlier this month notably declined to endorse in Brussels - by a unanimous vote.

- Require a study on the flow of illicit finance involving Russia and a formal assessment of USA economic exposure to Russian state-owned entities.

"I would urge Congress to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation", Tillerson said Wednesday during the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.

The initial Iran bill imposes sanctions on any foreign person or foreign entity that does business with an entity already designated by the administration that has a connection to Iran's ballistic missile program. Mike Crapo (R-Id.) on the floor of the Senate on June 13, aside from codifying existing sanctions, the amendment also attacks Russian economic activities in gas and oil production, railway, shipping and metals and mining. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) and other lawmakers. It's not like the sanctions are a surprise to President Putin, who has been following the anti-Trump hysteria in Washington fairly closely.



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