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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has advanced a bill to consider designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, a committee spokesperson said on Wednesday.

    "Everything was passed with the exception for S. 482 [Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2019]," the spokesperson said.

    Last week, US Under Secretary of State David Hale told a Senate panel that the State Department had not determined that Russia was a state sponsor of terrorism and recalled that it had like the United States fallen victim to terrorist attacks. 

    The United States currently defines as state sponsors of terrorism four countries - Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

    US Senate, terrorism, bill, Russia, United States
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