United States sanctions Russian firms that transferred oil products to North Korean ships

United States sanctions Russian firms that transferred oil products to North Korean ships

United States sanctions Russian firms that transferred oil products to North Korean ships

"I think we're forcing the Russians and, specifically, [President Vladimir] Putin to reconsider his preferred strategy", he said, accusing Moscow of supporting both right and left radical elements in the United States in order to destabilize the country and jeopardize its democracy.

Responding to Hunt's speech, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Britain of trying to impose its policy toward Russia on the European Union and the United States.

The hacking attempts mirror similar Russian attacks ahead of the 2016 election, which US intelligence officials have said were focused on helping to elect Republican Donald Trump to the presidency by hurting his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Aug. 20, 2018.

It was just the latest example of Trump casting doubt on the USA intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the election.

"We're told to judge the administration by its actions and not the president's words, but these actions seem to be more aligned with the president's accommodating and disturbing rhetoric than a tougher approach to the Kremlin", Menendez said at the banking hearing.

If this report is true, President Putin would have made the announcement about the "unlimited range" in his annual March speech despite the unsuccessful tests.

Lavrov's ministry said in a statement that Russian Federation had invited 12 countries, including the United States, to worldwide talks, which come as Moscow is taking a more prominent role on Afghanistan.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 13, 2018.

"Of course we must engage with Moscow, but we must also be blunt", Hunt said in a speech in Washington. The U.S. expelled 60 Russians from diplomatic missions in the U.S. and shuttered the Seattle consulate over it. The administration's actions come at the president's direction, he added, and he said he had a list of times Trump voiced support for the intelligence community's assessment of Russia's 2016 interference, just as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did during testimony last month.

Because of that use of a chemical weapon, Republican Sen. I stopped (North Korea's) missile testing.

Still, some lawmakers and other officials are concerned Russia's behavior is not changing quickly enough.

The U.S.is sanctioning two Russian shipping companies suspected of transferring petroleum products to North Korean vessels in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

It's yet unclear exactly what kind of steps Mr. Trump would require to ease such sanctions.

Citing an unnamed US intelligence official, CNBC reports that that Russian military lost one of the four cruise missiles used during tests conducted over the Barents Sea between last November and February, all of which ended in failure.

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