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Blinken Says US is ‘Reviewing’ Sanctions Against Russia

Secretary of State Antony Blinken had harsh words for Moscow and suggested sanctions against Russia were on the horizon in an interview with NBC News that aired on Monday. While the US and Russia recently agreed to extend New START, the vital nuclear arms treaty, the Biden administration is otherwise taking a hostile stance towards Moscow.

Blinken condemned the Russian government’s response to recent protests and the jailing of Alexei Navalny, the opposition figure who the US alleges was poisoned by Moscow. Blinken was asked if the Biden administration was planning sanctions on Russia in response to what happened to Navalny. “Actually, we are reviewing a series of Russian actions that are deeply, deeply, disturbing,” he said.

Those actions that the Biden administration is “reviewing” include completely unsubstantiated claims, like the allegation that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan. The bounty allegation first surfaced back in June 2020, when a thinly-sourced story from The New York Times made the claim.