Lavrov said Pompeo on the categorical rejection of the new anti-Russian US sanctions


MOSCOW, August 10. / The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation on Friday with his us counterpart Michael Pompeo expressed its categorical rejection of the new anti-Russian sanctions of the United States. This is stated in the message of the foreign Ministry.

“The Russian side had expressed a categorical rejection of the recently announced Washington’s new sanctions, citing the alleged information about the Russian involvement in the so-called business Skrypalia”, – stressed in dipvedomstva.

The Russian Minister in conversation held on the initiative of the American side, stressed that “neither the United States nor Britain nor any other country for the time after the incident in Salisbury has not provided a single fact in support of such allegations”.

On Wednesday it became known that the U.S. administration from August 22 plans to impose sanctions against Russia because of the attributed to her involvement in the poisoning March 4, ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury. As noted earlier, state Department spokesman, after 90 days, us authorities will make a decision about the introduction of a second package of sanctions against Moscow, depending on whether it is delivered to her condition. Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of his involvement in the incident with Kripalani.

The continuation of contacts

Lavrov and Pompeo also agreed to continue the dialogue on all topics of interest to Moscow and Washington, said in depodesta.

“They discussed a number of issues on the international agenda, including the situation in Syria, as well as some other topics discussed during the meeting of presidents of Russia and USA in Helsinki on July 16,” – said on Smolensk square.

16 July in the capital of Finland held talks with heads of the Russian Federation and the USA Vladimir Putin and Donald trump. It was the first full-format Russian-American summit since the election trump in 2016. Before that the presidents of the two States took place on the sidelines of multilateral meetings. The leaders discussed in Helsinki on the issues of bilateral and international relations, and at the end said that made a big step forward.

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