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 United States Ready to Impose New Sanctions Against Russia

The US authorities are prepared to impose additional sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine and the possible bargain with Iran, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury David Cohen said to Western journalists.

According to him, additional measures will be taken if Russia does not stop supporting insurgents in the east of Ukraine, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax

Furthermore, Cohen warned the authorities of the Russian Federation against possible oil-for-goods deal with Iran and stressed that the companies involved in such a transaction will also be subject to American sanctions.

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At the same time, the Deputy Minister of the Treasury pointed out that Washington is not yet aware whether Moscow and Tehran have agreed on such a transaction.

Cohen also said that Moscow's decision to suspend the import of American agricultural products will not have a substantial impact on the economy of the United States.

"The measures announced by Russia will have little impact on the American economy," the Western media citing Cohen's words.

The United States and the European Union imposed sanctions on nearly 90 Russian and Ukrainian businessmen, officials, activists and security officials, as well as several dozen of companies and banks striving to punish Russia for Crimea annexation and the organization of the bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n297132