The White house spokesman, the press Secretary of the President of the United States Donald trump Sean Spicer clarified Washington’s position regarding anti-Russian sanctions. His announcement came on the backdrop of the American senators who introduced the bill that prevent any decision of Donald trump about the lifting of sanctions against Russia, reports NEWSru.com with reference to Agency Reuters.
«I believe that the U.S. permanent representative to the UN Hayley clearly expressed in the UN our position. Until then while Russia will not withdraw from the Crimea, the sanctions will not be considered», — said Spicer.
The speech of the new Ambassador to the UN, which cited a White house spokesman, voiced last week during the first speech of Nikki Haley in the security Council.
«Our sanctions in respect of Crimea will be in effect until Russia will regain control over the Peninsula to Ukraine, she said. — Sorry, but in his first public speech I have to condemn the aggressive actions in the Donbas. We really want to improve relations with Moscow, but a terrible situation in the East of Ukraine requires from us a clear and strong condemnation of Russia’s actions».
Agree with Haley’s position was expressed by the representative of the United Kingdom Matthew Rycroft. Russia’s envoy Vitaly Churkin, in turn, found that the answer to each of the opponents: Hayley, he recalled the results of the referendum, which, according to him, clearly reflected the will of the people, Rycroft — annexed by the United Kingdom territories.
Earlier on Wednesday, 8 February, six U.S. senators headed by Republican Lindsay Graham, Senator from South Carolina, and Democrat Ben Cardin, Senator from Maryland, introduced the Senate bill that would increase congressional control over the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump and hinder his decision to lift sanctions against Russia.
The law requires the White house to give a detailed report about why sanctions are cancelled, then within 120 days, Congress will vote for or against the decision. In the elaboration of the document took part the member of the foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate, Marco Rubio, and Democrat Claire maccaskill from Missouri, Sherrod brown of Ohio and Republican John McCain from Arizona.
As explained previously, Cardin, if Congress does not agree with trump’s decision to remove restrictions against Moscow, then the senators and congressmen «will be able to take action on behalf of the legislature», including to adopt a joint resolution prohibiting the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions.
In the United States concerned about possibility of restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Moscow, despite the Crimea, and cyber attacks. The senators believe that this legislation will help to neutralize the threat of a premature lifting of sanctions.
Recall that the tramp in January, made it a condition of lifting the sanctions reduce Russia’s nuclear Arsenal, and then in the United States has information about the prepared project of the decree abolishing sanctions.
The white house explained the position of the trump sanctions: no cancel to return Crimea to Ukraine will not be 09.02.2017