The U.S. Senate voted for a bill providing for tougher sanctions against Iran and Russia.
For the bill voted by an overwhelming majority of senators, two senators voted against it.
Now the bill must be approved by the lower chamber of Congress and then transferred for signature to the President of the United States Donald Trump.
The sanctions involve a tightening of already existing measures against Russia. American companies and individuals will be prohibited from transactions with Russian banks providing financing for longer than 14 days. Currently, this limit is 90 days.
In addition, we are talking about restrictive measures for the energy sector. The document proposes to limit the duration of transactions, providing financing for Russian energy companies to 30 days.
The document also describes a new provision under which the President of the United States will not be able to weaken or lift the sanctions against Russia without the consent of Congress.