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Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:25 PM

Biden Administration to Review Possible Sanctions Relief in Response to Covid-19

The Biden administration is expected to review existing economic sanctions for possible relief to help with the global response in combating the coronavirus pandemic.

The secretaries of the State, Treasury and Commerce departments, in consultation with the Health and Human Services secretary and U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, will review existing U.S. and multilateral sanctions to evaluate whether they are hindering responses to the pandemic, according to a provision in a national security directive issued by President Biden on Thursday.

The secretaries then will make recommendations to the president, through the national security adviser and Covid-19 response coordinator, for any changes in approach, according to the directive, which focuses on U.S. leadership in the global response to the pandemic.

Mr. Biden has nominated former Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to lead the Treasury. He nominated Antony Blinken, a former deputy secretary of state, to lead the State Department. Former Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has been nominated for the Commerce secretary post. The appointments await confirmation by the Senate.


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