Trump: No talk of sanctions with Putin

Trump: No talk of sanctions with Putin
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President Trump said Sunday he did not discuss sanctions during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit.

“Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin,” Trump tweeted.

“Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!” he added.

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The Obama administration issued sanctions in late December as a response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

It also expelled Russian officials from two diplomatic compounds in New York and Maryland that the U.S. said were being used for intelligence-gathering purposes.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) on Friday unveiled a proposal to impose fresh sanctions on Russia for violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

The landmark arms treaty bans certain nuclear and conventional ballistic and cruise missiles.

Royce’s proposal, which is expected to hit the House floor this week, would authorize sanctions on individuals who help Russia develop major weapons systems, as well as state sponsors of terrorism that buy such weapons.

--This report was updated at 8:45 a.m.