Influential US lawmakers urged President Donald trump’s possible to implement the second phase of sanctions against Russia for Salisbury.
About it reports “Voice of America”.
Thus, the head of the house of representatives Committee on foreign Affairs of the Republican party, ed Royce issued a statement condemning the uncertainty of the timing of the introduction of a new round of sanctions.
“It is unacceptable that the administration has no plan, or even a time frame for action within the framework of the second phase of the mandatory sanctions,” he said.
According to the legislator: “no One should be surprised that Putin refuses to swear, that’s not going to use nerve agents armed class.”
Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who is a member of the Committee on foreign relations of the Senate, also called on President trump to enter the second stage of sanctions, especially given the plans for a meeting of trump and Putin.
“Since the probability of the meeting between President trump, and Vladimir Putin is growing, I strongly urge the President to implement a second round of sanctions, as required by U.S. law, for Russia’s use of chemical weapons”, – he stressed.
“The administration informed Congress that it had determined that Russia had not stopped the use of chemical and biological weapons during the 90 days stipulated by the Law on the control of those chemical, biological weapons. Now is the time to act. In order to seriously attract Russia to justice, the administration should implement the law quickly to enter the second round of sanctions to effectively deter the use of chemical weapons by the Kremlin,” reads the statement of the Senator.
We will remind, the first stage of these sanctions were imposed in August, when the United States, among other things, expelled from the country 60 Russian spies and diplomats, and took measures to curb the arms trade.
Now, to enter the second wave of sanctions, the state Department must choose three sanctions from a list of six. These sanctions are much more painful than envisaged in the first round, analysts say. Sanctions can include trade embargoes and reduction of diplomatic relations. In September, U.S. Deputy Secretary of state Mansha Singh during a hearing in Congress said that the new sanctions will affect the banking sector, a wider ban on the procurement of defence products and the blocking of international assistance.