Amer­i­can anti-Rus­sian sanc­tions mean ‘war’

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MOSCOW: Rus­sian Prime Min­is­ter Dmitry Medvedev has said that with the adop­tion of the law on new anti-Rus­sian sanc­tions, the US had de­clared a “fully-fledged trade war” on Rus­sia, and now there is no hope for an im­prove­ment in re­la­tions with the new ad­min­is­tra­tion.

“The sign­ing by the US Pres­i­dent (Don­ald Trump) of a new sanc­tions law against Rus­sia cre­ates sev­eral con­se­quences: first, the hope of im­prov­ing our re­la­tions with the new US ad­min­is­tra­tion is dead. Sec­ond, US de­clared a fully-fledged trade war on Rus­sia,” Medvedev wrote on his Face­book blog.

“Third, the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion demon­strated com­plete im­po­tence by hu­mil­i­at­ingly trans­fer­ring ex­ec­u­tive pow­ers to the Congress, which changes the bal­ance of power in US po­lit­i­cal cir­cles.”

On Wed­nes­day, Trump signed into law the mea­sure that im­poses sweep­ing sanc­tions on Rus­sia, North Korea and Iran. Sput­nik

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