Published: Fri, July 28, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Donald Trump Could Seek 'Tougher' Russia Sanctions; Vladimir Putin Threatens Retaliation

Donald Trump Could Seek 'Tougher' Russia Sanctions; Vladimir Putin Threatens Retaliation

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Moscow would have to retaliate for U.S. "boorishness" if Congress moves ahead with new sanctions against his government, according to a report.

However, Putin said that he hopes that the US-Russia ties will, however, become stronger in the future, adding that the countries could jointly resolve worldwide issues and fight terrorism more effectively.

The Russian president, who commented on the U.S. House's recent approval of a sanctions bill during a visit to Finland, said although Moscow is "exercising restraint and patience" amidst suggestions it interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, his country may be compelled to strike back, Reuters reported.

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives almost unanimously, in a 419-3 vote, passed a bill that toughens sanctions on Russian Federation as well as Iran and North Korea.

He complained that "it's impossible to endlessly tolerate this kind of insolence towards our country", referring to tougher United States sanctions that were backed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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She said even list of prisoners will help. "If I get one solid proof of their death, I'll tell them". "So we are continuing with the search operation", she told the House.

In response, Putin accused U.S. lawmakers of insolence and said Russian Federation would respond if the U.S. Senate also approves the legislation and President Donald Trump signs it into law.

"What we are seeing (in the US) is merely anti-Russia hysteria", Putin said, in response to a question from CNN about the state of the relationship in light of the investigation in the US Congress into allegations of Russian election meddling and the possible tightening of US sanctions.

He dismissed Congressional investigations into Russia's alleged meddling in last year's USA presidential election, calling them a symptom of growing anti-Russian hysteria in the United States and a result of US domestic politics.

"This goes beyond all reasonable bounds", said Putin.

"It is very sad that russo-american relations are sacrificed" for the purposes of domestic policy. "And now these sanctions - they are also absolutely unlawful from the point of view of global law". "It's a pity, because acting together we could be solving jointly the most acute problems that worry the peoples of Russian Federation and the United States much more efficiently".

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