The White House has received a package of new sanctions to be imposed on Russia in retaliation for the 2018 nerve-agent attack on Russian double agent in Britain, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Officials at the US Treasury and State Departments have vetted the sanctions and are awaiting approval from the White House to issue them, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter.

The White House, the Treasury Department and the State Department did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment.

Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russias GRU military intelligence service, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury in March 2018 after a liquid form of the Novichok type of nerve agent was applied to his homes front door.

Skripal and his daughter survived. Russia has denied any involvement in the attack.

European countries and the United States expelled 100 Russian diplomats after the attack, and the United States imposed sanctions on Russia in August after it determined Moscow was responsible for the attack.

Those sanctions covered sensitive national-security controlled goods, a senior State Department official told reporters, citing the 1991 Chemical and Biological WeaRead More – Source