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    US Senate Votes to Expand Sanctions on Syria, Condemns Troop Withdrawal Call

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Senate voted on Tuesday to expand economic sanctions on Syria and to condemn President Donald Trump for announcing a full US troop withdrawal from that country, passing Bill S.1 by 77 votes to 23.

    The measure was approved by a veto-proof majority of at least 67 votes or two-thirds of the Senate on Tuesday afternoon.

    Previous day, the Senate passed a non-binding amendment opposing Trump’s plans for a quick withdrawal of forces from Syria and Afghanistan by a large bipartisan majority.

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    Earlier, the bill to approve funding for Israel, cooperation with Jordan and continue US support for opposition groups in Syria the Senate invoked cloture but did not pass the bill.

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