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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but spits at it

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

3rd August, 2017

There is a long history of Russia being kicked around as political football in the United States. The circumstances leading to the latest Russia sanctions bill passed by the US Congress has striking similarity with the so-called Jackson-Vanik Amendment [J-VA] of 1974, which put road blocks on the policy of détente toward the Soviet Union initiated by President Richard Nixon and his secretary of state Henry Kissinger in the late sixties.

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