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Moscow raps U.S. “trade war” as Trump signs sanctions bill

Aug 03, 2017, 6:36 AM EDT
U.S. President Donald Trump “grudgingly” signed the bill as he decried overreach by Congress.
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hit back at U.S. accusing it of waging a “full-scale trade war” after President Donald Trump signed a bill into law imposing fresh sanctions on Moscow on Wednesday.  

Dmitry labeled Trump as a spineless president who has been snubbed by his own Congress, adding that the latest action is a decisive blow to any chance of improvement in U.S.-Russia ties, writes the BBC.

Trump “grudgingly” signed the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, as he criticized the measure as an overreach by Congress in shaping the foreign policy, notes Reuters.