EU Juncker

He adds:

  • Concerned about new sanctions on Russia

The view of sanctions is different from where you sit.

The EU see the sanctions as the carrying out of intdustrial policy under the guise of sanctions. Also they feel the sanctions could adversely affect European firms including gas and oil projects that the EU relies.

President Trump signed the sanctions that were overwhelmingly support by congress, but he did it with reservations.

Trump said, "While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,"

He added, "My administration ... expects the Congress to refrain from using this flawed bill to hinder our important work with European allies to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, and from using it to hinder our efforts to address any unintended consequences it may have for American businesses, our friends, or our allies,"