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Trump to order sanctions against countries that interfere in US elections

Washington: US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Wednesday that would authorise sanctions against countries or foreigners who try to interfere in American elections.

The move comes amidst increasing realisation in the US that the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential elections. US intelligence agencies now believe that Russia would again try to interfere the mid-term polls this year and also the 2020 presidential elections.

The executive order in this regard is likely to be signed by Trump as early as Wednesday. The order described by a US official familiar with its drafting as “another tool in the tool kit” to deter election interference by foreign adversaries .

Source: PTI

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