Russia says Obama signed defense bill to create problems for Trump

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US President Barack Obama’s recent signing of the annual defense policy bill is meant to cause trouble for the incoming commander-in-chief, Donald Trump, Moscow says.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova released a statement Tuesday, blasting the last week signing of the bill before the Russia-friendly billionaire takes control of the White House.

In a statement on Friday, the lame duck Democratic president said he had signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law despite being “disappointed” with refusal from the GOP-controlled Congress to apply his proposals for the 2017 budget.

“Overall, it appears that the Authorization Act has been adopted by the outgoing Obama administration, which is hastily introducing new sanctions against Russia, to create problems for the incoming Trump administration and complicate its relations on the international stage, as well as to force it to adopt an anti-Russia policy,” said…

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