UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The United States decided to extend unilateral economic sanctions against Belarus for another year.
The White House retained the restrictive measures imposed by decree of President George W. Bush on June 16, 2006.
“The actions and policies of certain members of the Belarusian government and other individuals continue to pose … a threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” the Donald Trump administration said in a statement.
It is noted that the restrictions on Belarus relate to “blocking property and property rights” of those persons of the Belarusian government who undermine “democratic processes or institutions in Belarus that violate human rights implicated in corruption,” reports TASS.
It is reported that part of the sanctions against Belarusian companies was suspended in 2015.
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