CNN: the RT has not fulfilled the requirement of the US authorities to declare itself noagenda
NEW YORK, October 20. /TASS/. The RT has not fulfilled the requirements of the U.S. authorities to plead foreign agent. This is stated in the article published Thursday on the website of the American channel CNN.
The chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan reported earlier that US authorities demand from RT to recognize itself as a foreign agent before October 17. According to CNN, the documents of the Ministry of justice indicate that this was not done. The article includes a statement by the representative of RT in the English language, which implies that the lawyers of the channel is “doing everything possible” to avoid this check, and “the dialogue continues”.
CNN notes that, according to interviewed experts in the field of American laws concerning the registration of foreign agents, is not yet clear what action will be taken by the U.S. justice Department. The Department, in particular, can send another request with the requirement to RT to plead noagenda. It is not excluded that the US government will try to proceed to trial. The TV channel notes that such cases are rare.