Washington( CNN) A new law meant to punish Russia for election interference could force the Trump administration to sanction some of its closest allies — including Saudi Arabia and India — a prospect that has put capitals worldwide on edge.

The Trump administration didn't levy a single sanction on January 29, the first day it could have under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. That day, anyone doing business with certain Russian intelligence and military entities, including arms producers, faced possible penalties.

The client list of these blacklisted Russian entities includes US counterterrorism partners such as Morocco, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Qatar is a Russian customer, as well as crucial NATO ally Turkey.

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