MOSCOW, 10 Aug — RIA Novosti. State Department spokesman Heather Nauert said Thursday that with the help of U.S. sanctions sought by Russia “improve the behavior” of mutual interest.
“The President (of the USA Donald trump) and Secretary (Mike) Pompeo talked about what we would like to have a better relationship with the Russian government. We understand that we have a lot of questions that we are of mutual concern. It (Russia) a big country and we too”, — said Nauert at the briefing.
“When you have this situation, you are forced to hold discussions with other governments. And sanctions this is the way we try to encourage the government to better behavior,” she added.
Sanctions because of “the things Skrypalia”
United States because of the alleged use of chemical weapons by Russia in Salisbury will introduce from August 22 to new sanctions against Moscow, said Wednesday at the state Department.
It is noted that the restrictive measures will enter into force 15 days after notification to Congress.
The American foreign Ministry believe that the agent nerve agents “Novice” used in circumvention of international law and the Convention on the prohibition of the use of chemical weapons.
The second package of sanctions against Russia because of the incident in Salisbury will be introduced in three months, if Moscow does not fulfill the put forward USA of requirements.
The basis of the sanctions laid down by the American law on the control of chemical and biological weapons, adopted in 1991. He had previously applied in March 2018, when the United States imposed sanctions against the DPRK for the use of chemical weapons in the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, and against Syria in 2013.
A new package of sanctions against Russia will have a number of exceptions, including in the field of space cooperation and supply of aircraft components, said in the state Department.
“Also imposed sanctions on space cooperation, but we cooperate, and where it is dependent. In this sense we will consider each position separately. We will also carefully analyze the situation in the supply of aircraft components, because here we can talk about safety. Will also be considered exceptions with respect to export supplies of goods for civilian purposes,” he said.
The position of the Russian side
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called illegal and unacceptable linking the new anti-Russian sanctions of the USA with the incident in the British Salisbury. As the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the briefing, the US actions against Russia, called the far-fetched pretext for new sanctions. Russia promises to mirror the response to the sanctions, she said.
In the Russian Embassy in Washington said that the US imposed the “draconian” penalties against Moscow under false pretenses.
“The eighth of August our Advisor-envoy at the state Department was declared the new “draconian” penalties under the false pretext “used by the government of the Russian Federation” nerve agents “Rookie” against a British citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Any facts or evidence, as usual, did not hear,” — said in comments the Embassy.
To control cruelty to Russia
The introduction of new anti-Russian sanctions, the US administration is trying to demonstrate that she, and not Congress, determines the stringency of the policy in relation to Russia and the case of poisoning Sripala is only a pretext, according to respondents RIA Novosti experts.
“A year ago, after the first meeting of Putin and trump in the United States began a powerful attack on trump. Now the same thing happens, only on a higher turn of the spiral… the trump Administration, which is under constant pressure from the Congress, first of all, Russia is trying to seize the initiative and show that it controls the degree of rigidity in relation to Russia, and not acting under the dictation of Congress. When the Congress offered super hard action, the administration demonstrates that it is not less rigidly configured, but they have their own position”, — told RIA Novosti political analyst and chief editor of the magazine “Russia in global politics” Fyodor Lukyanov.
That poisoning Skrobala in British Salisbury is not the true cause of sanctions, says the Deputy Chairman of the “Association of the US-Russia” Sergei Oznobishchev. However, according to experts, the “Russian intervention”.
“This is another act of distrust to us. UK and Skrypali is just an excuse. At the heart of this question are not Skrypali, and the fact that Russia, according to the American establishment, swung on the foundations of American democracy, the alleged freedom to choose the President”, — he said.
The incident in Salisbury
In the English town of Salisbury on March 4, according to British authorities, was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal. London believes that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it.
Russia continues to insist on a transparent investigation of the incident in the British Salisbury and punishment, invites US to make public the correspondence on this issue.
The introduction of sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures