The house of representatives Tuesday, July 25 passed a bill that allows to impose new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The document was supported 419 congressmen, only three voted against.
Now the bill must be approved by the Senate, after which it will be submitted for signature to the President, reports RIA Novosti.
New sanctions in the case of adoption may be the most extensive and complex since the beginning of 2014, when due to events in Crimea and Ukraine, the United States adopted a package of restrictive measures against Russian individuals and legal entities.
The white house has signaled that it generally supports the bill, which will significantly limit the President’s powers in matters of sanctions policy. In particular, the document includes a paragraph requiring the President subject to confirmation by the legislators of any mitigation or cancellation of sanctions.
The Kremlin said that «extremely negative» to assess the bill.