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Trump receives Russia sanctions bill for his signature or veto

Published on 28/07/2017

The White House has received a bill that would ramp up sanctions against Russia, which President Donald Trump must now sign into law or veto.

The sanctions bill was received by the White House at 1:53 pm (1753 GMT), a US government source told AFP.

Trump has given no firm indication about whether he will sign the bipartisan measure.

The bill — which also includes measures targeting North Korea and Iran — is designed to restrict Trump’s ability to lift punitive measures on Moscow.

Trump now faces a choice between swallowing a bill he deeply opposed and refusing to do so — a move that would intensify suspicions about his attitude to Russia.

He could outright veto — which would likely bring a humiliating veto override — or could, if Congress adjourns, issue a “pocket veto” by not signing the legislation within ten working days.