Published: Fri, August 24, 2018
Money | By Arnold Ball

Putin says US sanctions 'counterproductive and senseless'

Putin says US sanctions 'counterproductive and senseless'

"The established rules of worldwide conduct are repeatedly being flouted by major countries like Russia", Hunt was to say in Washington, in his first major policy speech since succeeding Boris Johnson in July.

Hunt is speaking Tuesday morning at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

He also noted that the historically "rock-solid" transatlantic alliance, involving Europe and the USA, would be undermined if the partners fail to show their opponents a united front.

It could also impose much broader sanctions as a effect of the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain in March.

Another two people were sickened several weeks later, in nearby Amesbury, after apparently handling a discarded container used to carry the nerve agent.

Treasury said that earlier this year, one vessel linked to the Russian companies transferred 3,500 tons of oil to ships flying the North Korea flag.

As U.S. threat of sanctions on Russian Federation will take into effect around August 22, U.S. Under Secretary of Treasury Sigal Mandelker said Tuesday that Washington will impose "much more economic pain" to Russian Federation if it does not change its global behaviors significantly.

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The Taliban is a nationalist Islamist group unlike the IS, whose ideology calls for a caliphate that binds Muslims worldwide. The combat in the city of Ghazni confined for 5 days and more than 100 policemen were killed by the Taliban intruders.

Peskov said Moscow disagreed with Bolton's statement, saying Moscow was helping to facilitate the return of refugees to Syria and to start the reconstruction process.

Trump has made clear that he views any claims of election meddling as tantamount to an attack on the legitimacy of his election victory and does not distinguish between claims of Russian interference and allegations that he has denied that members of his campaign colluded with Moscow.

But the United Kingdom's opposition Labour Party has warned new sanctions are only likely to ramp up tension internationally. "We are fighting against IS using all available means".

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that new USA sanctions introduced over alleged hacking and illegal oil products supply to North Korea were groundless, promising a response from Moscow. They're getting out of US dollars and getting into gold. "But I wouldn't consider it without that". "Russian Federation takes into account these effects", adds Mandelker.

"As for sanctions, these actions are counter-productive and pointless, especially towards a country like Russia", Putin told reporters in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Britain is preparing to leave the European Union next year, but its sanctions policy is now determined in Brussels.

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