U.S. to impose new Russia sanctions over Skripal poisoning

The U.S. State Department announced it will consult with Congress on imposing fresh sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, RFE/RL reports. When Washington initially imposed sanctions on Moscow over the Skripal case, it set a three-month deadline for Russia to come into compliance with a 1991 U.S. law on preventing the use of chemical weapons. Under the law, Washington must now impose a second round of sanctions if Moscow is still not in compliance with the 1991 Chemical and Biological Weapons Act. The initial sanctions targeted foreign aid, the sale of defense and security goods and U.S. government loans for exports to Russia.

 

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