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  US to impose sanctions against Russia over Salisbury nerve agent attack
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Aug 08, 2018 06:55pm
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AuthorJulian Borger
News DateWednesday, August 8, 2018 09:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe United States has announced it will impose restrictions on the export of sensitive technology to Russia because of its use of a nerve agent in the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

The state department said the new sanctions would come into effect on 22 August and would be followed by much more sweeping measures, such as suspending diplomatic relations and revoking Aeroflot landing rights, if Russia does not take “remedial” action within 90 days.

Moscow is not expected to agree to response required by US legislation, which includes the opening up Russian scientific and security facilities to international inspections to assess whether it is producing chemical and biological weapons in violation of international law.
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