Trump signs sanctions against Moscow

Trump signs sanctions against Moscow

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The US President has signed the measure approved by the Capitol, criticizing the rules for limiting the White House executive powers. Ready reaction of the EU which, by the voice of the chairman of the Juncker commission, tells us how "it will defend its interests, especially in the field of energy"

Donald Trump has signed the measure envisaging sanctions against Russia, Iran and South Korea, on the basis of the text adopted a few days ago by the Congress. Trump stressed that, in his opinion, the measure issued by the Capitol after a bipartisan agreement was "significantly imperfect" at times even unconstitutional. In particular, Trump criticized the limits imposed by the measure on the president's action, stating that this makes it more difficult to reach constructive arrangements for the American people. From Europe, European Commission President Jean Claude Junker reiterates how: "The EU will defend its economic interests over the US and will do it." Expressing satisfaction with the alleviation of US sanctions towards Moscow and the commitment of the Congress "to apply them only after consulting the allies," hoping that EU interests would be taken into account, Juncker warned that if US sanctions were to penalize EU-Russia trade in the energy sector, the Union is ready to react within few days.