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U.S. House greenlights bill for fresh Russia sanctions

Jul 26, 2017, 7:27 AM EDT
It remains unclear if U.S. President Donald Trump will veto the bill.
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In a development that critics view as a blow to President Donald Trump’s bid to normalize relations with Moscow, U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted in favor of a bill that seeks to impose fresh sanctions on Russia.

The bill, which should now be approved by the Senate before it goes for the president’s signature, will target senior Russian officials for alleged meddling in the U.S. 2016 election, writes the BBC.

It remains unclear if Trump would block the bill but such an action could end up in more embarrassment for the president if his veto gets overridden by the lawmakers, notes Reuters.