"We have and we are we've taken steps that have already prevented a number of Russian military sales as a result of the legislation. And we are evaluating additional individuals for-- for-- possible sanctioning," Tillerson told CBS, answering a question on why Washington not implement the sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly says they want to see put on Russia.

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