US Senate votes to impose new sanctions on Iran and Russia

The United States Senate has voted to impose wide-ranging new sanctions on Russia and Iran.
By Staff reporter 16 June 2017 0 26416

The United States Senate has voted to impose wide-ranging new sanctions on Russia and Iran.

The sanctions target Russian industries including mining, metals, railways and – in particular – the energy sector.

However, the sanctions – which the Senate approved on Thursday by 98 votes to two – require approval from the House of Representatives and President Donald Trump before they become law.

The bill also gives Congress the power to limit the ability of the White House to ease sanctions on Russia.

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