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Trump approves sanctions for foreigners meddling in US elections

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

on Wednesday signed an order authorising sanctions against foreigners who meddle in the US elections in future.

The order will allow agencies to probe whether the election interference took place or not. After that, the sanctions would be imposed against a particular foreign government if they have interfered with or influenced the polls, reported.

"This clearly is a process put in place to try and ensure we are doing every possible thing we can to prevent any interference in our election," of said.

Meanwhile, the is eyeing several laws that would penalise those countries found meddling in the US elections. The order comes ahead of the midterm polls that is slated to be held in November, the report said.

The agencies had earlier stated in a report that was responsible for breaching the US electoral system and interfering in the 2016

In July, Coats and claimed that had "definitely interfered" in the 2016 Coats alleged that was "no doubt" eyeing the midterm elections as a potential target.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 23:55 IST