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New sanctions to target exports of electronics, lasers, oil sector equipment — Washington

August 09, 17:32 UTC+3 TASS

The US Department of State says new sanctions will cover exports of a number of US goods and services, including supplies of electronics, components and technologies for the oil and gas industry

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TASS, August 9. New US sanctions will cover exports of a number of US goods and services, including supplies of electronics, components and technologies for the oil and gas industry, a high ranking official of the US State Department said on Thursday.

He was speaking at a telephone briefing for European journalists, organized by the US Embassy in Brussels.

"The categories covered by this (sanctions) include such things as electronics, computers, sensors and lasers, telecommunications, specialized oil and gas production equipment and information security technologies just to name a few," the official said.

The Washington administration earlier said it was imposing sanctions on Russia as of August 22 over Moscow’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in British Salisbury, on March 4. According to the US Department of State, the US authorities are going to decide on unveiling the second package of sanctions against Moscow in 90 days’ time depending on whether it fulfills a number of conditions. Russia has repeatedly refuted allegations concerning its involvement in the case.

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