Both sides of the aisle came together in the Senate on Thursday to overwhelmingly pass legislation that puts new sanctions on Russian Federation while limiting President Trump's ability to remove them, the Hill reports.
The bill was a response to allegations of Russian interference into the USA presidential election past year, allegations Russia has consistently denied.
The anti-Iran sanctions come following two sets of sanctions that were rolled out in February and May by the US Treasury Department over Iran's missile program.
The decisive bipartisan vote could put the Trump administration in a bind. Yet those penalties are melded with the Iran punishments.
The White House hasn't weighed in on the legislation but says it's "committed" to the existing Russian sanctions.
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 USA government. That measure reflected Republican complaints that Obama had overstepped the power of the presidency and needed to be checked by Congress. "Pretty good rate of return".
The Senate bill, introduced by Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker and a bipartisan group of senators, imposes sanctions on those who support Iran's ballistic missile program, acts of global terrorism, and violations of human rights. Bob Corker saying: "Look, this bill is going to become law". These latest sanctions are in retaliation for Russia's interference in last year's presidential election. Rouhani is a political moderate who defeated a hard-line opponent.
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Sanders insisted his concern was that the new sanctions against Iran would imperil the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. 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 measure covers new sanctions on Russia's mining, energy, metals, railways and shipping projects as well as punitive actions against Russian cyber threat actors and the country's involvement in weapons delivery to Syrian government.
United States senators sent Russian Federation a message Wednesday with a almost unanimous, bipartisan vote on a set of sanctions as part of the larger Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act, but they also were likely sending President Donald Trump a little memo as well. It was noted, "the amendment of the Russian Federation will be attached to the pending bill on sanctions against Iran".
The lower House of Representatives must still approve the bill before it would reach Trump's desk.
The penalties have been criticised by Austria and Germany for promoting USA economic interests.
"However, we can't accept the threat of illegal and extraterritorial sanctions against European companies", they said. The libertarian-minded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the only other "no" vote against the bill.