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Why Europe opposes America’s new Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2017

Then there was this somewhat surprising objection: The law, Trump said, “hurts the interests of our European allies.” It is not Trump who wishes to challenge Russia or destabilize Europe: it is Congress and their allies in the British government. Here Trump is signaling that quite clearly.


3rd August, 2017

When President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will impose new sanctions on Russia, he simultaneously expressed his opposition to the measure. The law aims to punish Moscow for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and limit the president’s own ability to unilaterally lift such sanctions. “By limiting the Executive’s flexibility, this bill makes it harder for the United States to strike good deals for the American people, and will drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together,” Trump said in a signing statement, adding that the bill was “seriously flawed.”

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