The agreement, which includes new sanctions, is intended to punish Russia over issues including its alleged meddling in the 2016 US election

US senators have reached an agreement on legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, including a provision that would prevent the White House from easing, suspending or ending sanctions without congressional approval.

The agreement, to be filed as an amendment to an Iran sanctions bill, is intended to punish Russia over issues including its alleged meddling in the 2016 US election, annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and support for the government of Syria in that country’s six-year-long civil war.

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