Russian FM vows retaliation for new US sanctions

Moscow, Dec 24 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow plans a response to the recently imposed US sanctions, which he saw as a strategic move of Washington to weaken competition.

The response from Moscow will not only be symmetrical, but will also take steps considering every aspect of Russian-US relations, Lavrov said on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The United States has long been pursuing a hostile policy towards our country,” he said, calling Washington a “completely unreliable” business partner.

The United States aimed to constrain its competitors on international markets with unfair practices, which grossly violated the norms of the World Trade Organization, Lavrov said.

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He said that the sanctions were a “blatant disregard for international law,” proving that the United States plans to continue to promote and impose its own rules on others.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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