US Will Sanction Russia After UK Nerve Agent Attack

US Will Sanction Russia After UK Nerve Agent Attack

A ban on Aeroflot flights to the United States could lead to a ban on US airlines traversing Russian airspace.

The euro also gained against the rouble, which slumped to a rate of 76.8.

Nerve agent attack: What is Novichok?

The Skripals both recovered and left the hospital. That could include the USA withdrawing support for global loans and US bank loans, blocking Russian airlines from landing in the USA, and suspending diplomatic relations.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Moscow had not yet received any official US request to open up sites once linked to chemical weapons for inspection.

A second, more painful round will kick in three months later unless Russian Federation provides "reliable assurances" that it will not use chemical weapons in the future and agrees to "on-site inspections" by the United Nations - conditions unlikely to be accepted.

The embassy said it continued to call for an open and transparent investigation into the incident. These are sensitive goods that normally would go through a case-by-case review before they are exported. These could go as far as a ban on Russian airlines using USA airports.

NBC, citing US officials, said the second tranche could include downgrading diplomatic relations, suspending the state airline Aeroflot's ability to fly to the United States, and cutting off almost all exports and imports. The carve-outs will include a - we will have a waiver for the provision of foreign assistance to Russia and to the Russian people.

Under US legislation, the administration is obliged to act once there has been a determination that chemical or biological weapons have been used.

Previous occasions were against Syria and against North Korea for the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of leader Kim Jong-un, who died when highly toxic VX nerve agent was rubbed on his face at Kuala Lumpur airport.

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 2014: Protestors clash with authorities in Ukraine after the area of Crimea was annexed by Russia What different types of sanctions are there?

All are prohibited from any transactions involving the USA financial system. Those sanctions restrict travel and financial transactions.

The news came as Republican US Senator Rand Paul said he had delivered a letter from US President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin proposing cooperation.

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, accused Britain of making baseless accusations over the poisonings and suggested they were driven by domestic issues in the UK.

What was the nerve agent?

Russia says it is preparing "countermeasures" to what it calls "categorically unacceptable" new sanctions being imposed by the United States over Moscow's alleged poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in England with a military nerve agent.

Like many countries, the USA made a decision to expel Russian diplomats.

Trump also ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians, including 12 identified as intelligence officers, and closed the Russian consulate in Seattle.

Two other British citizens fell ill due to Novichok exposure in late June in a town close to Salisbury.

Police think the novichok was sprayed or smeared on their front doorknob with a perfume bottle.

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