Russia began preparing response to US sanctions
MOSCOW, 22 Aug — RIA Novosti. Russia starts to work out retaliatory measures on extension of U.S. sanctions, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
He noted that since coming to the White house new team sanctions against Russia are tightened for the fourth time. “Set by the Obama administration to “trend” on a consistent collapse of bilateral relations continue,” stated Ryabkov.
“Washington once again “stepped on the same rake”: the U.S. Treasury received on August 22 the decision to extend anti-Russian sanctions lists — this time on the North Korean plot. Under the restrictions announced 4 Russians and one domestic company”, — stated in the message.
According to Ryabkov, this dismal background, the arguments of the representatives of the United States, the desire to stabilize relations with Moscow ring very hollow. However, he said, the new sanctions Washington were explained by the desire to improve bilateral relations.
According to the diplomat, Russia has always advocated and will advocate for the resolution of differences through dialogue.
“In recent years, Washington “the idea” would have to understand that for us the language of sanctions is unacceptable, the real issues such actions only hinder. So far, however, it seems that there came to understand such obvious truths,” — said Ryabkov.
Deputy foreign Minister expressed the hope that “the voice of reason sooner or later will prevail” in the US aware of the seriousness of the unwinding of the sanctions spiral.
“In the meantime, start to work inevitable in this situation, the response,” — said in a statement Ryabkov.
On Tuesday, the Department of the U.S. Treasury’s foreign assets control has included in the sanctions list by the DPRK six people, including four Russians.