Lavrov tells Pompeo Russia categorically rejects US sanctions

Fri 10 Aug 2018 at 19:54 International
NNA - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday in a phone conversation with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo said Moscow categorically rejected the latest US sanctions, the foreign ministry said.

"The Russian side expressed categorical rejection of the new sanctions recently announced by Washington," the ministry said in a statement.The United States said Wednesday it was imposing new sanctions on Russia, as it accused the government in Moscow of using a "lethal" nerve agent in the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain.

The State Department said the sanctions were in response to "the use of a 'Novichok' nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal" -- who was a double agent -- and his daughter Yulia in March.--AFP


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