Publicado: Jue, Agosto 09, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

USA to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation

USA to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation

The sanctions will take effect on or around August 22 - and come at a time when President Trump has been trying to improve relations between the U.S. and Russian Federation.

The official said a second batch of "more draconian" sanctions would be imposed after 90 days unless Russian Federation gives "reliable assurances" that it will no longer use chemical weapons and allow on-site inspections by the United Nations or other worldwide observer groups.

The US Government said it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in the UK.

The Trump administration will impose sanctions on Russia under a chemical and biological warfare law following the poisoning of a former Russian agent and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier this year, the State Department announced Wednesday.

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Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre in Salisbury after being exposed to the nerve agent novichok.

Police found a bottle containing the substance at the scene.

"The administration is rightly acting to uphold worldwide bans on the use of chemical weapons", said Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Vladimir Putin must know that we will not tolerate his deadly acts, or his ongoing attacks on our democratic process", Royce said Wednesday.

On March 15, President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with May, said in a joint statement that they "abhorred" the attack against Skripal. Waivers have been issued for foreign assistance and space flight activities, while commercial passenger aviation and other commercial goods for civilian use will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, according to the official who briefed reporters.

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