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"Stubborn and aggressive" approach: in Russian Federation responded to U.S. sanctions

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Cristina Norman | 24 August, 2018, 03:34

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stressed that those who violate the United Nations restrictions on North Korea will be sanctioned under U.S. law.

The US Treasury has imposed fresh sanctions against Russian actors in connection with the Kremlin's aggressive cyber attacks.

Mr Hunt's appeal follows an announcement of a new tranche of USA sanctions triggered by a decades-old law on the use of chemical weapons rather than a political decision by the Trump administration.

Putin said the "problem" came not just from US President Donald Trump, but from what he called "the establishment". The U.S. government continues to put pressure on Russian Federation for its position in Eastern Europe, including the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula of Ukraine in 2014.

Talking about the success of US South Asia strategy, Nicholson said as a result of the new strategy chances for peace talks still available.

Wess Mitchell, assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and Marshall Billingslea, assistant Treasury secretary for terrorist financing, left, testify as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations holds a hearing on USA relations with Russia, Aug. 21, 2018. It has promised more hard-hitting measures unless Russian Federation gave "reliable assurances" it would no longer use chemical weapons. The new targets are two Russian shipping companies and six ships, and one of the ships is now at anchor in South Korea.

The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on various Russian entities on Tuesday, and a new tranche of sanctions announced by the U.S. State Department earlier this month was expected to take effect later on Wednesday.

"We will not hesitate to do so if its conduct does not demonstrably and significantly change", Mandelker added.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is moving its military infrastructure closer to the Russian border and Russia needs to strengthen its own infrastructure in response, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

"We must engage with Moscow but we must also be blunt".

Moscow has repeatedly said that it reserves the right to take additional countermeasures against US diplomatic properties in Russian Federation if Washington continues hostility.

Speaking after talks with Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto in Sochi, Putin described last month's Helsinki summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as positive, but blamed Trump's administration for continuing to hit Russian Federation with sanctions.

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