The policy of mitigation: the White house wants to change the draft of new sanctions against Russia

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The administration of Donald trump intends to soften the bill on new sanctions against Russia. According to the newspaper the New York Times, officials are already discussing the matter with the house of representatives.

«The white house has taken steps to the house of representatives weakened the law that allows Congress to block future moves of U.S. President Donald trump for the removal of any sanctions against Moscow», — stated in the material edition.

Reporters noted that the White house wants to prevent the «clumsy and inflicting political damage» the struggle over veto power between the Republican administration and Congress trump, which is controlled by the same party of the President.

The New York Times writes that the house of representatives faced a choice: to follow the usual line against Moscow or to avoid a potential confrontation with the President.

The attempts of the White house previously wrote and journalists of Politico.

«The white house is concerned that this bill would tie the hands in terms of us-Russian relations, what was said publicly, the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson», the paper said, citing a senior representative of the US administration.

What is offered to the senators

New sanctions against Russia and Iran the Senate approved last week. The bill was supported by 98 senators out of 100.

The document proposes to reduce the maximum term market funding under sanctions Russian banks to 14 days, companies in the oil and gas sector — up to 30 days.

In addition, the draft provides that the President of the United States may take action against companies that intend to invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines over five million dollars a year or a million at a time, as well as to provide services or to provide information support.

A separate clause about the US intention «to oppose construction of the pipeline «Nord stream — 2».

The Senate is against the US Constitution

On the eve edition of the Washington Post reported that a new bill on anti-Russian sanctions contrary to Konstitucii USA.

According to the basic law of the country, the house of representatives should be the first to make and adopt laws that can lead to an increase in state revenues. This document contrary to the law, first approved by the Senate.

Procedural violations admitted a member of the house of representatives Kevin McCarthy.

«The problem is that the Senate blundered,» said the Congressman told reporters.

According to him, the American legislators there are two exits from this situation: either the Senate «tweak» your project, or the house of representatives will write their own document and will review it.

McCarthy did not specify when the American authorities will be able to solve the problem.

The house of representatives took a break

On Tuesday the Republican majority in the house of representatives sent a document, approved by the Senate, the Committee on international Affairs. According to experts, it can delay the procedure of sanctions.

If the house of representatives to change the bill and take it in a new form, it will have to reconcile it with the Senate.

«It will slow the process and give the White house time to blur the key efforts of the Kremlin to justice,» said Congressman Eliot Engel.

The Discontent Of The European Union

The bill on new sanctions was criticized by the EU. Europeans believe that Americans care only about the development of its oil and gas industry and with the restrictions they intend to remove from the market a competitor in the face of Russia.

Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel and Chancellor of Austria, Christian Kern, said that political sanctions instruments should not affect the economy. According to politicians, Europe’s energy supply — the case of Europe, not the United States.

«Who supplies us with energy, we decide in accordance with the market rules of transparency and competition», — the document says.

The Kremlin fears the Europeans called justified. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the restrictions would harm not only to Moscow.

The policy of mitigation: the White house wants to change the draft of new sanctions against Russia© AP Photo / Evan VucciВ the U.S. Senate called the possible implications of the new anti-Russian sanctions»Many farmers and Industrialists in Germany have to bear the direct losses in connection with these sanctions. And so, of course, a manifestation of discontent quite clear and understandable,» — said Peskov told reporters last week.

The Russian authorities have repeatedly stressed that Moscow was not seeking confrontation with the United States.

«We would not like to again, we were in the peak of sanctions, but it is not our choice,» — said Peskov, commenting on the plans of U.S. senators.

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