Zakharov explained the U.S. decision to impose new sanctions
BELGRADE, Aug 11 — RIA Novosti. USA impose new sanctions, since losing resources for further development, said the Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti during his visit to Serbia.
“It’s not Russia, it’s that maybe the US just realize that losing the resources for further development of, those resources they lacked to exit from the regular crises that are really experiencing the world. These resources are gone, and need new, we need real expansion, political, financial, economic, which we all see,” — said Zakharov, Recalling that Washington is now carrying out a tough sanctions policy in relation to China, Iran, and even its partner of the European Union.
The diplomat confirmed that Moscow was preparing a response to the new sanctions package Washington.
Now these (our — ed) responses are being worked out. We said that, unfortunately, were forced once again instead of having to figure out how to improve and bring the relations out of the impasse, to meet the mirror. We have said openly and publicly.Maria Zahorovice of the Department of information and press of MFA of RussiaNew US sanctions against Russia
Earlier this week, Washington imposed new economic restrictions against Moscow because of alleged “Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Salisbury”. Constraints are divided into two packages, the first will come into force on 22 August, the second after 90 days, if Moscow will not guarantee the non-use of chemical weapons and allow UN observers to carry out inspections “in the field”.
In the Kremlin of new sanctions called illegal, and the wording of their introduction — “categorically unacceptable”. As stated by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the further strengthening of sanctions against Russia can be regarded as a Declaration of economic war.
The incident in Salisbury
In the English town of Salisbury on March 4, according to British authorities, was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal. London believes that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it.