The day after the new sanctions bill was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Russia's Federation Council, declared that "the future degradation of bilateral cooperation is becoming inevitable". Germany's foreign minister said his country wouldn't accept the US sanctions against Russian Federation being applied to European companies.
"This kind of blackmail aimed at restricting the cooperation between Russian Federation and other nations is a threat for many countries and global businesses", the statement said. In a freakish turn of events, Congress has done something so reviled and irresponsible that they have actually found a way to unite the European Union with Putin and Trump.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call later on Friday that Moscow was forced to respond to what he described as "illegal sanctions against Russia, libelous statements against it, a massive expulsion of diplomats and expropriation of our diplomatic property".
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., has touted the bipartisan support backing the bill through Congress.
The order - which affects the US Embassy in Moscow and consulates in St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok - would reduce US diplomatic and technical staff to 455, the same number Russian Federation has in the United States, by September 1.
It accused the United States of using the law to "create unfair competitive advantages for the U.S. in the global economy" and said its actions breached worldwide law. But Corker, the Tennessee Republican who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and his GOP colleagues ran out of patience in late May. "I believe that Putin still believes there might be something he can do with Trump".
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Russian President Vladimir Putin denies the charges and objects to the passage of new sanctions against his country. Weiss suggested that Trump's low approval ratings at home, his tendency to alienate North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies such as Germany and his inability to pass domestic legislation all contribute to a Russian perception that he is weakening the United States.
Trump has privately expressed frustration over Congress' ability to limit or override power of the president on national security matters. The sanctions against North Korea took on added urgency after the North on Friday test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile, which flew longer and higher than its first ICBM launched earlier this month.
Yet no one emerged in Congress to be Trump's champion.
Mr Trump's communications director Anthony Scaramucci suggested on Thursday that the president might veto the bill and "negotiate an even tougher deal against the Russians". If Trump were to reject the bill, he said, Congress could unquestionably overrule him and that would sting. It shows a diminishment of their authority.
The House had already passed the bill with a vote of 419-3. "I just don't think that's a good way to start off as president".