Where did THIS come from?
Are the Trump people trying to make up with the Europeans?
(This is about the nerve gas thing in England)
Last week they announced a possible deal on no tariff’s for dropping of some trade barriers….
There has also been nice words for NATO by Defense Sec Mattis…..
The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Russia over Moscow’s use of a nerve agent in Britain against an ex-Russian spy.
The State Department said in a statement on Wednesday that the new sanctions would take effect on or around Aug. 22.
The State Department said the United States determined on Monday that the Kremlin “has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or has used lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals,” citing a 1991 law called the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act.
The United States joined Britain and other European allies in blaming Moscow for the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Britain earlier this year.
The U.S., Britain, France and Germany issued a statement earlier this year condemning the March 4 attack as a “breach of international law” and a threat to international security….
New U.S. sanctions against Russia are “absolutely illegal” under international law, a spokesman for the Kremlin said Thursday after news of the penalties sent the Russian currency plummeting.
The fresh set of sanctions are the result of a just-concluded investigation into Russia’s alleged use of the illegal nerve agent Novichok in an assassination attempt against ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal in the United Kingdom. The sanctions are set to take effect at the end of August and come on the heels of President Donald Trump’s much-criticized meeting last month with Russian President Vladimir Putin….