President Joe Biden has extended for a year the effect of an executive order providing for the application of sanctions against foreign organizations and individuals for interfering in the course of American elections.
This is stated in the message distributed by the press service of the White House.
Based on this decree, the United States has repeatedly imposed sanctions against individuals and legal entities from Russia.
“I am extending for one year the state of emergency in the country declared in Executive Order 13848 in connection with the threat of foreign interference in the U.S. elections and undermining public confidence in them,” the president said in a statement.
He noted that “foreign countries have historically sought to benefit from the American free and open political system.”
“The ability of individuals located outside the United States to interfere and undermine public confidence in the U.S. elections, including through unauthorized access to the electoral infrastructure and the infrastructure of election headquarters, as well as through the covert dissemination of propaganda and disinformation, continues to pose an extraordinary and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security and foreign policy,” Biden said.