Trump adviser denies confusion over Russian Federation sanctions

His comments came after USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said over the weekend that new us sanctions would be forthcoming, only to have President Donald Trump delay further action on Monday, according to a senior administration official.

Polyus said on Tuesday that the inclusion on a USA sanctions list of a member of the family that controls Russia's biggest gold producer would not lead to changes in the way the company conducted its business.

Monday's comment from the White House came in contrast to Haley's specific announcement on Sunday.

Suleiman Kerimov was among several Russian tycoons targeted by a new list of US sanctions.

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White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley reiterated the administration was still reviewing potentially new sanctions on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" later Monday.

Aluminium prices on Tuesday jumped to near seven-year high as the USA sanctions against Russian Federation continues to impact the global supply of the industrial metal. "It sounded like it was the administration's decision".

Engel called on Congress to instead pass HR 530, the so-called "Secure Our Democracy Act", a bill to sanction foreign entities that allegedly interfered in U.S. elections. The sanctions are a response to Russia's indirect support for Syria's chemical weapons program.

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