Washington, The United States has announced more sanctions against Russia over its use of a nerve agent Novichok to try and assassinate former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain in 2018, the US State Department said.

The U.S. will oppose loans and assistance by international financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund, and restrictions on the export on Department of Commerce-controlled goods and technology, the State Department said in a statement.

The announced sanctions fall under the US Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act

The poisoning ignited a diplomatic confrontation in which hundreds of envoys were expelled by both Russia and Western nations.

Source: Jordan News Agency