Several US lawmakers felt the bill offered a "watered down" approach and was weaker than earlier versions of the bill.
Putin and members of the Security Council said the latest round of sanctions was "absolutely illegal" under international law
The Trump administration had said on earlier that it would impose sanctions on Russia for its role in the alleged nerve gas attack on Sergei Skripal
The British foreign secretary thanked the US for imposing sanctions on Russia, asserting that Russia will have a price to pay for using chemical weapons.
In 2009, Sun was viciously beaten by authorities when he snuck past guards watching his building in an attempt to pay his respects to ousted Communist leader Zhao Ziyang
The Islamic State jihadist group had on Monday claimed the attack on a group of seven tourists cycling in the Danghara district, about 100 kilometres from Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe.
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