Russia will not stop rocket engine exports to US
- Author: David Armstrong Aug 24, 2018,
Aug 24, 2018, 0:09
They were accused of providing assistance for a sanctioned Russian entity.
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned two Russian shipping companies on allegations of violating sanctions against North Korea by participating in ship-to-ship transfer of oil products to North Korean vessels.
"I hope that our American partners will realise that this policy has no future at some point and we can start cooperating in a normal way".
It's hard to see how this balance could be achieved as the list of anti-Russia sanction bill grows.
The Treasury said the buyer was North Korea's Taesong Bank.
Speaking by telephone, Andrei Kuklin, head of the company, said, "Unfortunately I can not comment".
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told an audience in Washington it is essential for the U.S., Britain and the European Union to stand firm against Russian President Vladimir Putin's increasingly unsafe attacks on long-standing worldwide norms.
Earlier on Tuesday, the US Treasury Department announced that it imposed sanctions on two Russian individuals, three companies and six Russian-flagged ships over alleged violations in its trade with North Korea and its cyber-activities.
Microsoft Corp. said late Monday that it had detected and seized web domains created by cyberattackers linked to the Russian military who may be attempting to manipulate and disrupt upcoming US midterm elections.
Trump has been widely attacked after his Helsinki meeting with Putin, due to his reconciliatory remarks that many saw as a sign of siding with Moscow against the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US elections.
"Russia is the optimum supplier for the European economy", Putin said.
Microsoft said Tuesday it had stopped hackers with ties to the Russian government from targeting U.S. political groups.
More will automatically come into place soon unless Russian Federation complies with U.S. requests, which is unlikely to happen.