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CIA director: did not raise concerns over lifting Russia sanctions

CIA director: did not raise concerns over lifting Russia sanctions
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JOSHUA ROBERTS(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director Gina Haspel said on Tuesday that the agency did not raise concerns with the U.S. Treasury Department about the decision to lift sanctions on aluminium giant Rusal and other companies associated with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

She told a Senate hearing the agency had provided intelligence about Deripaska as Treasury reached its decision announced on Sunday to ease the sanctions. "No, I don't believe we raised any concerns but we provided all the supportive intelligence," Haspel said.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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