Friday, 19 October, 2018

U.S. heaps more sanctions on top of Russian Federation

Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt accidentally called his Chinese-born wife Japanese during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing on Monday Trump open to lifting Russia sanctions, "most likely" to meet Kim Jong Un again
Lindsey Cook | 24 August, 2018, 03:31

"We of course welcome statements that affirm a readiness to cooperate, but we would welcome even more some kind of concrete actions", Peskov said.

Rostec claims its Avtomatika unit, which specializes in encryption and secure communications, supplies the White House with technology that allows Trump and Putin to communicate privately.

Russian Federation has said that the latest round of U.S. sanctions imposed against Moscow is "groundless" and will evoke a response.

That said, Afghanistan isn't spurning Russia outright, but is rather requesting he Russian Foreign Ministry make an effort to try to put together a separate, direct negotiation with the Taliban.

Hunt spoke after Washington imposed sanctions against Moscow covering national-security-related goods and promised more hard-hitting measures unless Russian Federation gives "reliable assurances" it will no longer use chemical weapons.

The sanctions sparked a sell-off across Russian markets, and pushed up the country's cost of borrowing - with both likely to worsen if the second wave of measure is enacted.

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Trump and Putin met in Helsinki in July, their first bilateral meeting, after which the United States president was highly criticised at home for being very conciliatory with his Russian counterpart.

"I believe it was useful".

The series of sanctions come despite an agreement between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their historic summit in June to improve bilateral relations.

It also has curbs on doing business with Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

"Europe needs Nord Stream 2", Putin said Wednesday.

Wess Mitchell, assistant secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and Marshall Billingslea, assistant Treasury secretary for terrorist financing, left, testify as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations holds a hearing on US relations with Russia, Aug. 21, 2018. "We are ready to compete with anyone, but we expect a fair competition in line with worldwide norms".

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