Senate Votes To Limit Trump’s Power To Lift Russia Sanctions
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday (June 14) that the Trump administration is committed to the long-standing “One China” policy as it reviews US policy towards China, but also intends to keep all of its commitments to Taiwan.
Tillerson told a Senate hearing on Tuesday he had received reassurances from PresidentMahmoud Abbas that the Palestinian Authority would end the practice of paying a monthly stipend to the families of suicide bombers and other attackers, commonly referred to by Palestinians as martyrs.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testified on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Mr. Tillerson previously has said the USA would maintain sanctions against Russian Federation until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, and Washington and European allies have always been united in demanding so.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US relationship with Russian Federation is at an all-time low and deteriorating further. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told CNN he met with his staff Monday to discuss the budget, saying “After about five minutes, I said, ‘This is a total waste of time.’ The budget that’s being presented is not going to be the budget we deal with”.
While the prisoners are widely regarded in the Palestinian society as heroes who sacrificed their lives or freedom for the liberation of their homeland, the Israeli society sees all of them as “terrorists”.
“They have changed their policy”, Tillerson said, referring to the Palestinians.
“The amendment to the underlying Iran sanctions bill maintains and substantially expands sanctions against the government of Russian Federation in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea, its brazen cyberattacks and interference in elections, and its continuing aggression in Syria“, said Republicans and Democrats on the committees. I said, ‘Widows and orphans is one thing.
After issuing that waiver, the president’s spokesman said he hoped to maximize his chances of rebooting peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., a member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, said the Senate has finally confronted Russian Federation.
“They have indicated to me they were in the process of changing that”, Tillerson said told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
About 6,500 Palestinians are now being jailed in Israeli prisons. It stepped up a campaign against the fund after a wave of Palestinian attacks began in September 2015.
President Donald Trump (left) and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (center) in Bethlehem, May 23.