MOSCOW, July 26 (Xinhua) -- Russia will respond to a new round of sanctions by the United States should they become law, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
"The attitude to this will be formulated after careful analysis, and the decision will certainly be taken by the head of state, President Vladimir Putin," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.
Peskov said the decision of U.S. lawmakers was "very sad news" for Russia-U.S. relations, international law and international trade relations.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill by an overwhelming majority that would impose sweeping sanctions on Russia, targeting its defense, intelligence, mining, shipping, energy and railway industries, and restrict dealings with its banks.
The bill must now pass the U.S. Senate before being signed into law or vetoed by U.S. President Donald Trump.