"This is rather sad news from the point of view of Russia-U.S. ties", said Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesman. "So adding North Korea on, I just don't know how we're going to deal with it yet", Corker told reporters.
House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement late Wednesday to get the sanctions legislation against Iran, Russia and North Korea through the Senate without further amendment, avoiding a potential clash with the House. Manafort has become a central figure, as investigators look into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in part because of Manafort's extensive pro-Russia connections.
White House Senior Advisor and U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reads a statement after testifying at a closed-door hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 24, 2017.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Sen. He said he planned to talk to both Corker and Sen.More news: Oil Tankers Association goes on countrywide strike
The bill includes sanctions against the Islamic Republic and the IRGC for allegedly supporting terrorism, an accusation Tehran vehemently denies.
A caveat within the sanctions preventing President Trump from scaling back or waiving them without Congress's permission was also passed. On Monday he met with staff on the Senate intelligence panel and said afterward that he didn't collude with Russian Federation and didn't know anyone from the campaign who did.
"Kushner is the mastermind behind the Trump campaign's collusion with Russian agents in last year's election".
The bill would also impose sanctions on North Korea and Iran for their respective weapons programs.
However, as the Post noted, the near-unanimous vote on the legislation means the House could override a presidential veto if it should come to that.