The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson declined to answer the question American journalist about the anti-Russian US sanctions, RIA Novosti reported.
On Sunday, the foreign Ministers met in Manila, where they participate in the activities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). To reporters they said a few words about the schedule of the next few days. Then the press was asked to leave, but the American journalist managed to ask a question about the sanctions. Lavrov and Tillerson said nothing in response.
The U.S. Senate on July 27 adopted the law on sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The document has been signed by the President of the United States Donald trump. It is proposed to reduce the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks under sanctions, up to two weeks, and the company’s oil and gas sector — up to 30 days.
It also stipulates that the head of the White house has the right to impose sanctions on individuals who want to invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines over $5 million per year or $1 million lump sum. Restrictive measures can also be imposed on persons who are going to provide to the Russian projects, services, technology, or to provide informational assistance.