WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — If President Donald Trump does not abandon his reckless course of lifting sanctions against Russia US Congress will codify them into law, Senator John McCain said in a press release on Friday.
“Trump’s call with Vladimir Putin is scheduled to take place amid widespread speculation that the White House is considering lifting sanctions against Russia," McCain stated. "I hope President Trump will put an end to this speculation and reject such a reckless course. If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russia into law."
Earlier in the day, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that the Trump administration is considering removing US sanctions against Russia.
McCain argued that punitive measures against Moscow were imposed in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine and Crimea. He stressed that the Kremlin is still not wiling to change its behavior, and, therefore, the United States should keep the sanctions in place.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump will hold telephone talks on Saturday, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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