U.S. ready to lift sanctions against oligarch close to Vladimir Putin
This was during a secret briefing said the Minister of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, which was also attended by legislators from the Democratic and Republican parties.
During the clandestine meeting, Mnuchin explained the administration’s decision to lift sanctions against three companies controlled by Deripaska’s EN+, RUSAL and JSC “EuroSibEnergo”.
It is worth noting that the initiative Mnuchin sounded a few hours before the administration of U.S. President Donald trump has released a statement that “was made significant steps to ensure that Deripaska had not regained control over the three companies.”
“These organizations are undergoing significant changes in restructuring and managing that end of the control Deripaska and greatly reduce his ownership. If these companies fail to comply with the conditions they face are very real and quick consequences including the re-introduction of sanctions,” — says the head of the U.S. Treasury.
The Democrats of the controversial initiative Mnuchin came back as inconclusive. The Minister in turn told reporters that he would consider postponing the lifting of sanctions to have skeptics in Congress had more time for review of the decision.
The speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi called the presentation “one of the worst of the secret briefings that we received from the administration of the tramp”, and accused the head of the U.S. Treasury Department in the “time” of the Congress.
It is also reported that the Senate voted to start debate on a resolution that blocks the administration’s agenda trump to lift the sanctions against 3 Russian companies associated with the oligarch Oleg Deripaska. How to write the American edition, it was enough only a simple majority to make a decision. Now lawmakers will proceed to the consideration of the resolution.
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We will remind, it became known, who will suffer from sanctions of Russia against Ukraine.
As reported Politeka, Putin is in for a painful sanctions hit.
Also Politeka wrote that Russia howled because of new U.S. sanctions.