Skip to comments.Congress Moving To Block Trump Deal With China's ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations
Posted on 06/13/2018 9:00:46 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
U.S. President Donald Trump's Republican allies in Congress are moving to block his deal to put Chinese telecom giant ZTE back in business if it pays $1 billion more in fines for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
The Chinese company has been accused of violating U.S. sanctions by selling sensitive equipment to both North Korea and Iran. After Trump announced his deal with China and ZTE last week, Senate leaders said they would seek to reverse it.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers introduced the amendment. Among other things, it would restore penalties on ZTE for violating U.S. export controls and bar U.S. government agencies from purchasing or leasing equipment or services from the Chinese company.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen, sponsors of the amendment, said Senate leaders have agreed to include their proposal in the defense bill's "manager's package," which usually includes only noncontroversial amendments that are added to the legislation by unanimous consent.
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Sanctions aren't forever.
Let me guess, they expect the House to agree and the President to sign. It’s just posturing.
Hmmm... a billion dollars is not chump change. Could this be a Trump play to gain a van further concessions, or create a negotiating tool. Just asking :-)
Indeed the bribees have put a front on the issue.
Was the Iran “deal” ratified by congress? No.
And now they want to extort the ZTE deal?
The hubris is delusional.
All I know is that the company I work for is banking on Trump winning this one.
None of the above is relevant. If you’ve been following the Qanon postings, you KNOW what the (deep state) ZTE phones were all about. You are 6 months behind in the truth, and have a LOT of catching up to do.
Me too! We’ve already had layoffs because of it. More will come if Congress blocks this. I have no issues with what Trump did and ZTE deserved it, but this is now just political posturing for November and it’s going to hurt honest hard working Americans.
No mention that ZTE phones had spying capabilities built in.
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