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

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20/04/2017 17:13 BST

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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