US Lawmaker Lisa McClain Leads Colleagues In Demanding Sanctions On Algeria For Purchase Of Russian Weapons
Washington DC, Sep 30 (TNA) Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) on Thursday led a bipartisan group of colleagues in demanding sanctions against Algeria for its purchase of Russian arms, a violation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
“There is no sugarcoating it, Algeria’s growing relationship with Russia poses a threat to every nation across the globe” said Rep. Lisa McClain. “Just last year, Algeria finalized an arms deal of over $7 billion with Russia, which included an advanced Russian fighter aircraft that have never been sold before. Their actions should send a clear signal to the State Department that sanctions must be implemented on the Algerian government. I am calling on Secretary Blinken to assert his sanctions authority and send a message that the United States will not tolerate diplomatic support of Putin’s tyrannical regime.”
Co-signers of the letter include: Reps. Banks (R-IN), Aderholt (R-AL), Bacon (R-NE), Carter (R-GA), Cohen (D-TN), Costa (D-CA), Crawford (R-AK), Curtis (R-UT), Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Gooden (R-TX), Jackson (R-TX), Kaptur (D-OH), LaMalfa (R-CA), Lamborn (R-CO), Owens (R-UT), Reschenthaler (R-PA), Ruppersberger (D-MD), Ryan (D-OH), Scott (R-GA), Stewart (R-UT), Taylor (R-TX), Weber (R-TX), Webster (R-FL), Wilson (R-SC) and Wittman (R-VA).