The United States, its European partners and Japan are considering imposing sanctions on Russian oil imports.
On Sunday (6), US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that discussions on the matter were “very active”.
Blinken said in an interview with NBC TV, “We are now in very active discussions with our European partners about imposing sanctions on Russian oil imports into our countries, while of course, as well as the steady global demand for oil.” Maintaining supply.”
Similarly, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi also said in a letter released Sunday night that the House is “exploring” legislation to ban Russian oil imports and that the US Congress is planning to provide $10 billion in aid this week. Intends. Ukraine in response to the military invasion of Moscow.
Blinken, who is on a European tour to coordinate with allies on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, said on Saturday he discussed oil imports with President Joe Biden and his cabinet.
Blinken’s remarks come amid rising oil prices and after the United States and its allies imposed sanctions on Russia following an invasion of Ukraine.
Asked whether the United States ruled out a unilateral ban on Russian oil imports, Blinken said: “I will not rule out action one way or another, no matter what they do, but whatever we do.” Well, the approach begins with coordination. Allies and partners.”