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Donald Trump signs bill to impose sanctions on Russia: White House officials

AP
Published : Aug 2, 2017, 8:44 pm IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2017, 8:51 pm IST

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly before an official statement.

 The package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia passed Congress with overwhelming support. (Photo: AP)
  The package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia passed Congress with overwhelming support. (Photo: AP)

Washington: White House officials say President Donald Trump has signed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russia.

Two White House officials said that the president signed the bill Wednesday morning. The package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia passed Congress with overwhelming support.

Moscow responded to the sanctions by ordering a reduction in the number of US diplomats in Russia.

The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly before an official statement.

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Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington