Secretary of State Blinken said this in an interview with NBC
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed deep concern about the violent suppression of protests in Russia. Blinken said that in an interview with NBC Monday.
He said he was reviewing Russia’s response to the crackdown on opposition leader Alexei Navalny as well as other actions taken by the Russian leadership. Those actions include Russian interference in the U.S. election, the cyberattack on Solar Wind, and alleged Russian rewards for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
According to Blinken, the Biden administration will consider new sanctions against Russia.
In an interview on key international issues, the secretary of state also pointed to the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Pyongyang.
On the Iranian issue, Blinken said that only weeks would separate Tehran from possessing the material to build nuclear weapons if the Iranian regime continues to circumvent the restrictions imposed by the nuclear agreement. He stressed that the Americans held by Iran should be released unconditionally, regardless of what the future nuclear agreement with Tehran might be.