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The White House announces further sanctions on Russia for Navalny and North Stream 2

The White House announces further sanctions on Russia for Navalny and North Stream 2

U.S. National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan has announced on CNN that Joe Biden’s administration will impose further sanctions on Russian citizens and companies over Alexei Navalny’s poisoning and the construction of the North Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Sullivan responded in this way to a question from a CNN journalist who chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Menendez. He noted that the Fidel administration had not imposed new sanctions on Russia in the Navalny case within the timeframe required by Congress.

The Chancellor’s adviser said it Prepare a new set of White House controls In this case, it will be accepted if they are satisfied that they are associated with the right persons or companies.

From the beginning, we have shown that we do not want to use reduced fees, regardless of whether the Solarwinds (cyber-attack) Solarwinds interfere in elections or navalny. Sullivan noted.

When asked to remove some of the restrictions on North Stream 2, the presidential adviser said the White House’s criticism was a “misunderstanding” because the Biden administration had banned several companies associated with the gas pipeline connection. He also acknowledged that the White House had avoided imposing sanctions on “German citizens” and “Swiss companies”, citing North Stream 2AG and its nominal boss, Matthias Warnick, a longtime friend of Vladimir Putin.

When Biden took office, the pipeline was 90 percent complete, built under the (Donald) Trump regime. So the question was whether we would do this directly using our allies and partners. President Biden said he was not prepared to do this. That’s what we do We impose sanctions on Russian companies involved in the project every three months and we will continue to do so – he said.

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In another Sunday interview, for ABC television, Sullivan, among others, was quoted by KCNA as saying that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – Pyongyang was ready for “dialogue and confrontation” with the United States. A White House spokesman said this was an “interesting signal” but that a clear declaration of desire was needed to begin talks with North Korea.

They can send us a clear signal, ‘Yes, let’s do this.’ Let’s sit down and start talks’ Sullivan said.

In an interview with ABC on the status of negotiations to return to the nuclear deal with Iran, he pointed out that there is still a long way to go between the two sides on key issues to be resolved.

The Biden administration has previously signaled that it wants to end negotiations before the new president, Ibrahim Raisi, takes office on Friday. However, as Sullivan noted, elections do not change the situation greatly because the key decision-maker in Iran remains the same – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Let’s see if the Iranian negotiators come to the next round of talks and make the tough choices they have to make
Said the consultant. It marked the Vienna Six Party Agreement, the next round of which ended on Sunday.