According to the Yahoo News with a link to several senior sources, to develop a step to normalize relations with Russia, Donald trump instructed almost immediately after he became owner of the White house. The state Department was to prepare proposals for the removal of anti-Russian sanctions and Russia’s return diplomatic property.
As told former curator issues the sanctions policy of the Department of state Daniel fried us Department of state has instructed to prepare proposals on the lifting of sanctions against Russia immediately after coming to power, the new U.S. President Donald trump. However, the new administration received a response from the still worked by the time members of the team Barack Obama.
“The administration of President trump is seriously considering lifting sanctions unilaterally,” said fried. Former state Department employee told the portal that he had received “panicked” phone calls from various officials, who were instructed to take measures for the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions. Calls began to arrive in the first week of the new presidential administration.
A former state Department official Daniel fried and assistant Secretary of state under Obama Tom Malinowski, who also gave an interview on this issue, spoke about how he tried to resist the initiative of the team trump. Fried appealed to several members of Congress to promptly pass the bill, complicating the withdrawal of sanctions on the new administration. Malinowski also said that were trying to prevent the lifting of sanctions.
The need to adopt such a document has disappeared after the scandal of the adviser to the President of the United States national security Michael Flynn.
“It soon became clear that if trump will remove the sanctions, it will cause a political storm,” said Malinowski.
A source in the White house, this information was confirmed, noting that after coming to power new President’s team has revised penalties in other States.
“We reviewed all the sanctions, and Russia is no exception,” said a senior White house official.
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