NEW YORK, June 18. /Offset. TASS Kirill Volkov/. US President, Donald trump has nothing against the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, but to resist the state Department, which is trying to establish a dialogue with Moscow. This opinion was expressed on Sunday, the Senator of the U.S. Congress Marco Rubio (Republican, Florida).

“I believe that the center of resistance (sanctions against Russia – approx. TASS) is not the President, he said in an interview with broadcaster NBC. – I don’t think the President has some problems with the introduction of additional sanctions against Russia.” “I think the concern really comes from the state Department, and the reason is the following: they say they are trying to get the Russians to cooperate in a number of areas, and that this (sanctions – approx. TASS) could take us back,” said Rubio.

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“It’s a legitimate argument, I thought about it, but I don’t agree with it,” said the Senator. “And as you watched this week, most of my colleagues do not agree with it,” he added, referring to the adoption by the Senate of the Congress of the bill to impose new sanctions against Russia in response to the alleged Moscow’s intervention in the US presidential election.

While speaking about this bill in an interview with CBS, Rubio expressed hope that in the event of further approval of the document by the House of representatives, trump will sign it. “I hope so,” said the Senator, responding to a question of the presenter. “It is important to send a signal that this is unacceptable,” said Rubio, speaking about the alleged influence of the Russian Federation at last year’s American elections, where Washington accuses Moscow unproven.

The upper chamber of Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new sanctions against the Russian Federation and legislation of a number of existing ones. In addition, the senators want to deprive the White house right unilaterally to mitigate the sanctions regime. To do this, the President must submit to Congress a clear list of individuals with whom you plan to remove sanctions, and to assure lawmakers that Russia changed its policy on several fronts, including Syria and Ukraine. After studying the submitted materials within 30 days, both houses will have to Express their opinion through the adoption of the resolution.

The bill in question, you will have more to consider and adopt the House of representatives, only after that it will be signed by President Trump.