washington - The parties to the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows for new sanctions against Russia. They oppose the wishes of President Donald Trump.
The parties want to punish Russia for the alleged interference in the presidential elections last year.
The legislation makes it very difficult for Trump to postpone or completely eliminate sanctions if it deems it necessary. The fact that the Republicans put their own president in contact with it is described as 'remarkable' by American media on Sunday.
Trump can stop the legislation with a veto, but he just wanted to avoid that.