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U.S. readying new sanctions on Russia in retaliation for 2018 nerve-agent attack in UK - Bloomberg

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U.S. readying new sanctions on Russia in retaliation for 2018 nerve-agent attack in UK - Bloomberg
A police officer stands in front of screening erected behind John Baker House as forensic tents are erected, after it was confirmed that two people had been poisoned with the nerve-agent Novichok, in Amesbury, Britain, July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls   -   Copyright  HENRY NICHOLLS(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – The White House has received a package of new sanctions on Russia in retaliation for the 2018 nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in the UK, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-29/u-s-said-to-have-prepared-new-russia-sanctions-for-u-k-attack on Friday, citing sources.

United States officials at the Treasury and State departments have vetted the sanctions and are awaiting approval from the White House to issue them, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter.

The U.S. Treasury did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

(Reporting by Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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