Russian Foreign Ministry urges U.S. not to manipulate with excerpts from classified docs
MOSCOW. Aug 8 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has urged the United States to stop manipulating with various excerpts from classified documents and closed-door meetings due to the leaks about Russia's alleged proposals on disarmament issues at the Helsinki summit into American media.
"Before calling on other countries to behave 'decently' and treat the international law with respect, the U.S. could set an example of that and cease to manipulate with excerpts from classified documents and closed-door meetings. Non-existent ones, too," Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.
"These American leaks are taking place regularly," she said.
"I have a question about how Russia's interference in American elections can be considered, if the U.S. cannot keep even the content of presidential conversations secret?" Zakharova went on to say.
"Why meddling in elections in a country, which even without any interference, without any hackers and special agents of foreign special services is making the classified agenda public," the Foreign Ministry spokesperson added.