Biden administration discusses new measures with Congress regarding Russia

Biden administration discusses new measures with Congress regarding Russia

Biden administration discusses with Congress new measures against Russia

State Department Spokesman Ned Price (file photo)   Biden Administration Discusses New Russia Measures with Congress

White House Doesn't Support Listing Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Joe Biden Administration Discusses New Russia Invasion Economic Measures with Congress to Ukraine, the State Department said on Wednesday.

“We are discussing similar measures with Congress,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a press briefing, noting Joe Biden's statement last week that he does not approve of the possible inclusion of Russia on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Ukraine and some US lawmakers are pushing for the listing of Russia as a sponsor of terrorism, but an administration official said this could lead to unforeseen consequences, including delay food exports and a threat to transactions for the transport of goods through the Black Sea.

“We must consider the consequences both intentional and unintentional. And that led us to the approach we took,” Price said. “We are working with Congress on tools that will continue to have similar consequences for the Russian economy, for the Russian government, but will not have such unforeseen consequences.”