Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has already indicated his mixed feelings for the measure, saying publicly that while he agreed "with the sentiment" that Russian Federation be held accountable for its election meddling, he also wanted 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".
The legislation, which now moves to the House, also gives Capitol Hill a much stronger hand in determining Russian Federation sanctions policy.
Final approval of the bill came a day after a 97-2 vote in favor of an amendment to the Iran Sanctions bill that puts into law existing American sanctions against Russia, dealing not only with USA protests over aggression in Crimea and Ukraine, but also in response to Russian cyber attacks linked to the 2016 elections. It's not like the sanctions are a surprise to President Putin, who has been following the anti-Trump hysteria in Washington fairly closely.
Senators say the bill won't impede enforcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran. In a series of tweets, Kerry urged lawmakers to "tread carefully" in pushing ahead with new Iran sanctions in the wake of President Hassan Rouhani's re-election to another four-year term.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed new sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation and put a limit on the White House's ability to roll back any Russian Federation sanctions.
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It also applies terrorism-related sanctions to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and re-enforces aspects of the arms embargo on Iran. Individuals who carried out cyber attacks on behalf of the Russian government are also targeted.
European allies, Germany and Austria, expressed concern for the impact the Russia sanctions could have on Russian natural gas supplies with Europe.
Russia's interventions in Ukraine and Crimea and its support of Assad in the Syrian war are the other stated reasons for the sanctions, aside from the hacking that USA intelligence agencies say Russian Federation engaged in aggressively with the alleged aim of helping Trump beat Hillary Clinton last November.
The penalties have been criticized by Austria and Germany for promoting USA economic interests.
Christians United for Israel also lauded the measure, calling it a "good first step". The libertarian-minded Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the only other "no" vote against the bill. They blocked United States companies such as Exxon Mobil, where Tillerson was chairman, from investing in such projects.
Executive privilege can not be used to "cover up government misconduct", said Andrew Wright, a professor at Savannah Law School. Executive privilege is a legal doctrine that allows the president to withhold information from other government branches.
Padmarajan from Salem in Tamil Nadu, who has earned the moniker of "Election King" by contesting more than 150 elections. Scrutiny of nomination will be held on June 29 and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is July 1.
Brian Sandoval on Friday vetoed four bills , including a measure that would have increased Nevada's reliance on green energy. History will show that today Nevada took an important step that will return it to its rightful spot as a top solar state.
Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday. Capitol Police officers on the scene, saying had they not been there, it "would have been a massacre".
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Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman says he supports President Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Accord. Leaders of 211 cities have declared themselves "Climate Mayors" and promised to work toward the Paris targets.
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Having threatened with a header earlier, Hernandez stole in to head home an equaliser three minutes from the interval. But referee Nestor Pitana reviewed Portugal's goal and the video assistant referee (VAR) ruled it out for offside.
Earlier in the day, Raju said he would get the entire incident "enquired into" and would ensure that "lawful outcomes" follow. The airliner finally let him aboard the flight but soon banned him from all future flights; Air India soon followed suit.
His comments come after a top Iranian general claimed the Islamic Republic had evidence the USA was directly supporting the group. Iran's Zarif says Tehran has intelligence that Riyadh supports terrorist groups operating on the eastern side of Iran .
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As a result, the changes - though far-reaching - appear to be less sweeping than many U.S.pro-engagement advocates had feared. Trump, however, stopped short of breaking diplomatic relations restored in 2015 after more than five decades of hostilities.
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Tillerson consulted with Trump and arrangements were made for Yun and a medical team to travel to Pyongyang, the official said . A 2009 visit by former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, secured the freedom of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling.
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During the 2014 visit he led a team of retired American players in a basketball game to celebrate Kim Jong Un's birthday. The trip comes at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Pyongyang , which has detained four Americans.
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However, he said he was skeptical to conclude that "Britons' sovereign decision on Brexit has been cast into doubt in any way". The 1998 Good Friday agreement set up power sharing in Northern Ireland, largely ending years of sectarian violence.