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 US wants to introduce new sanctions against Russian persons and entities from intelligence and defense sectors, - Department of State

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has authorized the department to issue guidance to the public specifying the persons or entities that are part of or operating on behalf of the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation.

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert told a briefing on Thursday, Oct. 26, Censor.NET reports.

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has authorized the department to issue guidance to the public specifying the persons or entities that are part of or operating on behalf of the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation. What that means is that Secretary Tillerson has signed off on this and is now with - being held by Capitol Hill," Nauert said.

She said the list has not yet been made public and will be set as a recommendation only.

"The department is currently informing Congress, key U.S. industry stakeholders, and our allies and partners of our Section 231 guidance. We expect to post the full public guidance on state.gov shortly," the spokesperson added.

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Late July, the U.S. Senate passed the new sanctions bill against Russia overwhelmingly and sent it to Trump for signature. Russia in response restricted U.S. diplomatic missions' access to several facilities and demanded to shorten the staff of the mission by 755 people by Sept. 1.

Trump signed the new bill on Russia sanctions on Aug. 2, but in a signing statement, he said he sees serious flaws in this document, although signs it for the sake of the national unity.
 
 
 
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