The white house opposes several provisions of the draft of sanctions against Russia, says WP

© AP Photo / Andrew Naked USA Donald trump in the oval office of the White houseThe white house opposes several provisions of the draft of sanctions against Russia, says WP© AP Photo / Andrew Harnik

The administration of the President of the United States, Donald trump intends to oppose a number of provisions approved by the Senate of the bill on sanctions against Russia and Iran, reports the Washington Post citing a senior official.

According to officials, the White house opposed provisions that can be considered as an infringement of presidential powers. Of particular concern is the process of consideration of a decision by Congress that could allow the White house and the Senate to block the lifting of sanctions by the President.

The U.S. Senate by 98 votes to two approved last week new sanctions against Russia and Iran. Sanctions against Russia were «sewn» to the bill on Iran in the form of the amendment to expedite their passage to make possible the refusal of President Donald trump to sign the bill. The package of sanctions being considered by the house of representatives.

The bill proposes to reduce the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks under sanctions, up to 14 days, of the companies subjected to the oil and gas sector — up to 30 days.

The document also suggests that the President may impose sanctions on persons intending to invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines over $ 5 million a year or $ 1 million lump sum, or provide the projects, services, technology, to provide information support.

Secretary Rex Tillerson last week said that the envisaged bill to codify the sanctions will deprive the administration of flexibility in the diplomatic approach to Moscow. Similar is the position taken by the previous administration of Barack Obama, despite the fact that Obama was the initiator of introduction of sanctions.

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