USA prolongs Belarus sanctions for one more year

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The USA has prolonged Belarus sanctions for one more year. American President Barack Obama took the decision on June 10. He informed the Congress about the actions and policy of ‘some Belarusian officials undermining democratic processes and institutes in Belarus’.

Human rights are still being violated and political repressions continue in our country, Barack Obama thinks. Such things are posing a threat to the United States, Interfax-West reports.

The sanctions were imposed on Belarus by the then U.S. President, George Bush, in 2006. They were supposed to expire on June 16, 2015.

Belarus is on the way of normalizing relations with the USA, Alyaksandr Lukashenka has claimed this year. Meanwhile, Belarus expected a breakthrough in agricultural supplies to the USA.

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