The foreign Ministry warned the US establishment spectest for American journalists
MOSCOW, 2 Mar — RIA Novosti. The foreign Ministry will make a special place for American journalists at briefings if the U.S. state Department will refuse to accept Russian journalists to access information on the basis of their nationality, said the official representative of the Ministry Maria Zakharova.
American journalists on Thursday stood up for the Russian colleagues in the state Department briefing after the official representative of Department Heather Nauert accused them of working for the Russian government.
“If the state Department again dare to call our journalists present at the briefing, journalists from Russia and on this basis to cease to communicate with them, we realize what is promised: we will make a special place for journalists from the United States. This behavior (of the state Department — ed.) is unacceptable,” Zakharova said at the briefing.
She said that “it will be a place in the press center of the foreign Ministry, it will be a place for briefings, press-conferences”. “Special places to have your journalists felt what it is”, — said Zakharov.
The official representative of the world of the Russian Federation noted that it is impossible to divide journalists on countries and nationalities. “It’s the journalists who are doing their job. Yes, they certainly have a national identity. Of course, they came from Russia. But on the basis of belonging to the country you have no right to deny them access to information,” said Zakharov.
However, she expressed gratitude to the American journalists who defended the right of their Russian colleagues on the access to information and equal treatment.