Kremlin says groundless for U.S. to depict Russian Federation as threat

Pauline Gross
August 16, 2018

Lavrov said on Sunday Russia was ready to extend contacts with the United States on the level of foreign ministers if the USA side was ready to act on a basis of equality, RIA reported.

Putin reportedly wants to wait and see what form recently imposed US sanctions against his country take before making his decision.

Russian Federation should not worry about a new round of sanctions, if the conditions of the U.S. on chemical weapons, stated in the state Department.

Lavrov said his officials are ready to "develop" contacts with the administration further "if, of course, America is ready to act on the basis of a balance of interests, parity and taking into account one another's position".

Voiced their representatives of the U.S. Department of state, reports "Public".

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However, it notes that the Russian government is "puzzled" that the amicable meeting of leaders has not led to more pro-Russian policies from the U.S. Just last week, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Russia in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil.

The first condition is that Russian Federation will no longer use chemical or biological weapons against its own citizens or use it in violation of global law. The law was applied against North Korea in March, for example, after leader Kim Jong Un's brother was killed with the chemical agent VX in Malaysia a year ago.

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned by a nerve agent in March in the southern English city of Salisbury.

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Russian Federation of flouting its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention by running an undeclared chemical weapons program.

The Skripals have since recovered from the alleged assassination attempt. Western nations say that Novichok was originally developed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

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