US Senate Committee approved sanctions against Russia for aid to Syria

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to impose restrictions on Russian individuals and legal entities for supporting the Syrian government.

US Senate Committee approved sanctions against Russia for aid to Syria

The initiative requires lawmakers to submit a list of Russian individuals and legal entities that, according to the author of the document, “deliberately exports, transfers or otherwise provides Syria <…> support”. Listed individuals are eligible for US blacklisting.

The bill notes that Trump may “in each case” refuse to impose sanctions if it “meets the vital interests of US national security.”

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