Key US senator says no deal yet on Russia sanctions bill

By REUTERS
July 25, 2017 03:02
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Long-delayed legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia hit another snag on Monday when the influential Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said the announcement of a deal to move the bill forward was premature.

"We still have a little work to do," Senator Bob Corker told reporters at the US Senate. He said he expected differences could be resolved quickly but declined to give a specific timeframe.

Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives and Senate Democrats had announced on Saturday that they had reached an agreement that would allow a vote on the sanctions bill in the House on Tuesday.

House aides said the bill is expected to pass overwhelmingly.

But Corker said the announcement of a deal "seemed somewhat premature." "It's not quite done, but it feels like it's moving to a good place," Corker said. He said issues included North Korea sanctions that were added to a bill including sanctions on Iran and Russia that passed the Senate overwhelmingly in June.


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