Senators Reject Better Ties to Russia, Demand More Aggressive Action

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov

Britain's foreign secretary is calling for traditional Western allies to join in a united front against Russia's "aggressive and malign behavior", expressing confidence that the United States under President Donald Trump will lead the way.

"Microsoft is playing political games", it cited the source as saying.

The Treasury Department said that earlier this year, one vessel linked to the Russian companies transferred 3,500 tons of oil to ships flying the North Korea flag.

On July 12, Pakistan hosted an unprecedented meeting of heads of intelligence agencies from Russia, China and Iran to discuss counter terrorism cooperation, with particular focus on the buildup of Islamic State in turmoil-hit Afghanistan.

But critics on the left and right have said that's what the president has done, even when it comes to the threat of future Russian interference.

The committee's chairman, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, a Republican, called Trump's comments "undisciplined".

And in an interview Monday with the Reuters news agency, Trump said he would consider lifting sanctions against Russian Federation in exchange for cooperation in Syria or Ukraine.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

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In addition, they recalled that the administration had expelled 60 Russian spies and closed Russia's consulates in San Francisco and Seattle.

This missile, one of many doomsday devices touted by Russian President Vladimir Putin's government during Moscow's last showcase of new military capabilities, is purportedly capable of loitering as an unmanned second-strike platform that can remain in the air for an extended period of time over a virtually unlimited range.

Because of that use of a chemical weapon, Republican Sen.

During one weapons test in November of a year ago, the missile crashed into the Barents Sea. Lawmakers chastised administration officials for doing too little to change Russian behaviour.

Administration officials insisted existing sanctions were hitting Russian Federation. As an example, the Russians are still undertaking another influence campaign to interfere in the 2018 midterm Congressional elections.

Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized Trump, particularly after his Helsinki summit with Putin last month, for failing to stand up to Moscow and not fully enacting a sweeping sanctions law passed almost unanimously a year ago.

The issues that Mr. Hunt plans to raise with Mr. Pompeo and his team include the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran-a move strongly opposed by the U.K, France and Germany-along with USA efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with North Korea, and various conflicts in the Middle East.

Both officials said the administration has the sanctions authorities it needs and favors a "continuation" of the current strategy.

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