“These new sanctions would complement the restrictive measures introduced by the US earlier this year. The goal of such a step may be to further isolate Belarusian leader Aliaksandr Lukashenko, “the publication said.
The WSJ, citing an adviser to Belarusian opposition leader Franak Vyachorka, claims the U.S. State Department is seeking to impose sanctions on Belarusian exports of petroleum products and potassium fertilizers.
“U.S. officials have been reluctant to talk about deadlines for announcing new sentences to Belarus,” the WSJ said.