Russia's Lavrov says new U.S. sanctions harm ties with Washington | Reuters

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson on Thursday that new sanctions imposed by Washington on Russia would damage relations between the two countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. 'Actions of this kind, put the entire sphere of Russian-American relations at serious risk,' the ministry quoted Lavrov as saying in a phone call with Tillerson

Reuters June 22, 2017 22:34:22 IST
Russia's Lavrov says new U.S. sanctions harm ties with Washington
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Russias Lavrov says new US sanctions harm ties with Washington
 Reuters

MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson on Thursday that new sanctions imposed by Washington on Russia would damage relations between the two countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"Actions of this kind, put the entire sphere of Russian-American relations at serious risk," the ministry quoted Lavrov as saying in a phone call with Tillerson.

Lavrov said Moscow was still waiting for a U.S. response to earlier proposals to improve ties, and Washington's latest actions in Syria violated the sovereignty of the Arab country. (Reporting by Jack Stubbs and Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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