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U.S. House & Senate strike deal over Russia sanctions

Jul 27, 2017, 7:02 AM EDT
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A day after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that seeks to impose fresh sanctions on Russia, the lawmakers have struck a deal for the passage of the bill in the U.S. Senate as early as this week.

The overwhelming majority of 419-3 by which the bill was passed in the U.S. House on Tuesday indicates that the Congress can override President Donald Trump’s block in case he vetoes the bill, writes Voice of America.

Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman, expressed disappointment over the “extremely unfriendly act,” adding that Moscow would respond once the sanctions are approved, notes Reuters.

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