The state Department explained the new sanctions to improve relations between the US and Russia


Comment of the head of the US state Department Rex Tillerson on the draft law on new sanctions against Russia appeared on Saturday, July 29, on the website of the American foreign Ministry.

“The almost unanimous congressional approval of a bill on sanctions demonstrates the strong desire of the American people to see that Russia is taking steps to improve relations with the United States,” the statement said Tillerson.

The head of state also expressed hope that Russia and the United States will cooperate on major global issues, and “these sanctions will not need.”

“We will work closely with our friends and allies want our messages to Russia, Iran, and North Korea was clearly understood,” concluded the diplomat.

This week the bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea were first approved by the house of representatives and then the Senate. At the White house following this stated that the President of the United States, Donald trump intends to sign the law.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the context of the bill said Thursday that infinitely “tolerate rudeness” is impossible. Following this, on Friday the Russian foreign Ministry in response, directed the US until September 1 to reduce the total number of staff of its Embassy in Moscow and consulates in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok to 455. In addition, from 1 August, Moscow was deprived of American diplomats the right to use the dacha in Serebryany Bor and warehouse on Road street in Moscow.

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