Graham urges designating Russia state sponsor of terrorism

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is calling on the United States to declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism.

He called for Russia to “pay for the murder” of Alexei Navalny.

Russia’s opposition leader died last week at just 47 years old.

Graham said Russian President Vladimir Putin has been killing “opposition leaders for decades” and asserted that “they deserve this designation.”

Russia’s Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region federal prison claimed that Navalny “feeled unwell” and lost consciousness. report show.

If specified, Russia list It currently includes Iran, Cuba, North Korea, and Syria.

“A country that the Secretary of State determines has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism may be subject to a number of restrictions resulting from section 1754(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act, and, collectively, designations under these authorities. The four main categories of sanctions include restrictions on U.S. foreign aid, bans on defense exports and sales, certain restrictions on exports of munitions, and restrictions on U.S. foreign aid. U.S. Department of State According to its website, there are various financial and other restrictions.

“Designations by the above authorities also relate to other sanctions laws that penalize individuals and countries that engage in certain trade with state sponsors,” the ministry noted.

Last month, Graham called on the Biden administration to attack Iran.

“The Biden administration can eliminate all of their preferred Iranian proxies, but they cannot stop Iranian aggression. “We are calling on them to strike important domestic targets, acting as a deterrent against future invasions,” Graham declared in a statement. Tweet. “Attack Iran now. Attack it thoroughly,” he said. prompted.

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