House Democrats aim to hold Russian oligarch linked companies to sanctions deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four leading U.S. House lawmakers said on Tuesday they were considering legislation to ensure aluminum giant Rusal and its parent En+, two companies tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, comply with an agreement that allowed them to be removed from a U.S. sanctions list.

“We are considering additional legislative actions to ensure that (the U.S.) Treasury and these companies comply with the agreement in letter and in spirit,” the four Democratic chairs of the House Ways and Means, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Financial Services committees said in a joint statement.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann)