Passing along this statement from White House press on a new sanctions executive order:

Today, the President issued an Executive Order which will further the implementation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). This action authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to employ all powers granted to the President by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and certain sections of CAATSA for the implementation of certain sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation.

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