Trump said that the law on sanctions contains «unconstitutional measures»

© REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Donald trump. Archival photoTrump said that the law on sanctions contains «unconstitutional measures»© REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst

The US President Donald trump said that he signed the bill on sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea contains unconstitutional regulations, but the administration is to execute it — however, based on their own ideas about the powers of the President.

Trump has signed on Monday a package of sanctions against the three countries, which previously overwhelmingly approved by the Senate and house of representatives. Congress had more than enough votes to override a possible presidential veto, so he was forced to sign the bill.

«Taking the law in haste, Congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions,» — said in a release sent to RIA Novosti news Agency the statement of the head of state.

In particular, some of the provisions «violate the exclusive constitutional powers of the President in recognizing foreign governments,» said trump. Other provisions «gives Congress the opportunity to change the law to bypass the process required by the Constitution.» The President is also unhappy that the Congress intends to study in advance any decisions on changes to or lifting of sanctions.

Another provision imposes on the Executive the obligation that «contrary to the exclusive constitutional right of the President to determine the time, scope and objectives of international negotiations.» These provisions of the act, according to the President of the United States, violates several Supreme court decisions.

«The administration anticipates that Congress will refrain from the use of this bad law to prevent our important work with European colleagues to resolve the conflict in Ukraine,» said trump. According to him, the White house may need to take action if the law would have «unintended consequences for American business, friends and allies of the United States».

«My administration will carefully and respectfully consider the preferences of Congress… and will implement them in accordance with the constitutional powers of the President in foreign Affairs,» concluded trump.

A new package of sanctions was the biggest since the beginning of 2014. It expands sectoral sanctions against the Russian economy and imposes restrictions against Russian energy projects, including in Europe.

Earlier, the Kremlin bill assessed «extremely negatively». After its approval in the Congress of Moscow ordered to reduce the staff of the American diplomatic missions in Russia.

The document also criticized in the EU. As stated in the German foreign Ministry, through sanctions Washington is trying to free up space for the delivery of American gas to the EU.

Trump said that the law on sanctions contains «unconstitutional measures»© RIA Novosti, Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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