House Passes New Russia, North Korea, Iran Sanctions

House Passes New Russia, North Korea, Iran Sanctions”

Republicans suffered a blow earlier this month when they failed to pass a new healthcare bill which repealed and replaced the Affordable Healthcare Act. The measure - a bipartisan effort that saw just three "no" votes - provoked Russian Federation, which warned that the new sanctions risked worsening the already sour relations between the two world superpowers. "I think this is a good step in that direction, but we also put additional sanctions on North Korea, and Iran".

Republican leaders in the House pushed to add North Korea sanctions to the legislation last week.

Congressional leaders have reached agreement on sanctions that would at once punish Russian Federation for its interference in the USA election and sharply cuff presidential power to suspend or end those sanctions.

The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that will slap tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, media reports said.

Russia's economy is already dealing with lower oil prices and western sanctions first imposed in 2014 over its role in the Ukraine crisis.

The White House has avoided taking a clear position on the sanctions legislation all week.

The European Union has also expressed concern about the new sanctions, saying they could have an impact on the European energy sector.

According to the bill, Trump would be barred from easing the Russian Federation sanctions without first getting permission from Congress, a demand that could imperil his bid for better relations with Moscow. But it might affect more than those three countries.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders maintained late on Monday that Trump was still considering whether to back the move.

"The United States will not tolerate aggression from hostile nations that seek to inflict harm on America and her allies", Rutherford said.

Moscow responded angrily, with Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov insisting Washington had been warned "dozens of times" that any new sanctions would "not go unanswered". "At that point, it is incumbent upon President Trump to immediately sign this legislation into law, or risk endorsing Moscow's interference in future elections", he said.

The vote came shortly after the House passed the sanctions bill by an overwhelming margin of 419-3.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said he wants the new measure passed and sent to Trump's desk "without delay". John McCain said: 'Over the last eight months what price has Russian Federation paid for attacking our elections?

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