21 Nov 2018 11:44

New U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia over Syria look like support for terrorists - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. Nov 21 (Interfax) - The new sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States look like a statement in support for terrorists in Syria and a wish to hinder reconstruction in that country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary posted on its website on Wednesday.

"The attempt to bring accusations of assistance in oil supply to Syria, whose armed forces have been fighting the terrorist aggression for eight years, looks like a statement in support of terrorists and also like a wish to hinder reconstruction in the divided country many of whose residents are deprived of electric power and heating supply. Is that what the United States really wants?" the ministry said.

The imposition of additional sanctions on Russia by Washington "is becoming a tradition," the ministry said.

"The underlying cause of those sanctions is the domestic political discord in the United States where every party seeks to score points wherever it can, including on the international track," it said.

"The results look awkward," the ministry said.