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U.S. Vows ‘Severe’ Russia Sanctions for Using Banned Nerve Agent

  • New round of financial penalties coming in November: official
  • Election meddling also may bring new penalties, officials say
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The U.S. is working on a second, more punishing round of sanctions against Russia to be imposed in November for its nerve-agent attack in the U.K., a State Department official said.

“We plan to impose a very severe second round of sanctions,” Manisha Singh, the assistant secretary for the department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, told Congress on Thursday. She said it will include “banking sanctions, prohibition on procurement of defense articles, aid money -- it’s a laundry list of items that will penalize the Russian government.”