A History of Sanctions Which Have Achieved Their Objectives would be a very thin book. Nevertheless, Congress would like to slap still more sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea, and make it virtually impossible for Trump to relax or eliminate those sanctions in the interests of promoting better relations with those nations. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Following yesterday’s almost unanimous House vote to pass new sanctions against Russia, on Wednesday Moscow threatened to retaliate, saying that – as expected – the action has made it all but impossible to achieve the Trump administration’s goal of improved relations, and vowed to retaliate to the latest sanctions which Russia views as senseless and destructive according to its deputy foreign minister said.
As described yesterday, the bill passed by a vote of 419-3 on Tuesday , boosted sanctions against Russia just 3 weeks after Trump and Putin held their…
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