New US sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs from Putin's inner circle. Former US Asst. Sec. of State for European Affairs & Amb. to Poland, Daniel Fried, tell DW's Brent Goff how this fits into Trump's chaotic foreign policy..
The sanctions come after the US determined that Russia had used a chemical agent against a former spy. Kremlin officials have expressed optimism for "constructive" dialogue, but are still weighing their response.
The Russian government has said it will further decrease its investment in the US economy as new sanctions loom. It added that for the time being, no US company active in Russia would be shut down.
Donald Trump may not agree, but there is little he can do as legislators call for fresh sanctions on Russia for its reported meddling in US elections. But penalizing Moscow again has two major problems apart from Trump.
North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs, violating sanctions, a confidential UN report details. It also alleges Pyongyang enlisted a Syrian arms broker to sell weapons to Yemen, Libya and Sudan.
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