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    Russia slaps sanctions on 9 American officials


    by PressTV

    Russia hits back: The country's Foreign Ministry has imposed sanctions against several US officials in a tit-for-tat move after fresh U-S sanctions on some Russian officials and properties.

    Caroline Atkinson, the US president's deputy aide in national security affairs; Daniel Pfeiffer and Benjamin Rhodes, another two Obama aides, are among the US officials in the Russian travel-ban black-list. US Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Robert Menendez have also been targeted. Senators Marry Landrieu, John McCain and Daniel Coats are other Americans under the Russian sanctions.