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20/04/2017 17:13 BST

ExxonMobil's Russian Sanctions Waiver Request And Why Donald Trump Should Deny It

An expert shares his wisdom with HuffPost UK.

ExxonMobil is reportedly seeking permission from the US government for approval to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, the state-owned Rosneft.

The oil giant’s request is being reviewed by the Trump administration and is certain to draw extra scrutiny because it involves a company formerly run by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who cultivated close ties with Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, reports the Associated Press.

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