U.S. actions go beyond international law, diplomatic relations - Deputy Yarovaya

The United States intervenes in the Russian domestic policy by opposing decisions made in Russia, State Duma Security and Anti-Corruption Committee Chairperson Irina Yarovaya said.

"The U.S. acts against legitimate decisions of the Russian parliament, and such actions go beyond international laws, diplomatic relations and respect for sovereign rights of another state," the committee press service quoted Yarovaya.

The United States has been flagrantly violating the Convention on the Rights of the Child and creating a dangerous precedent of discrimination of the life and health of Russian children by actually denying them juridical protection, the deputy stressed. "U.S. congressmen should stop," she demanded.

U.S. representatives have long been trying to dictate their will on other countries, she remarked.

"Russia has protected third countries from the U.S. diktat many times. The U.S. opinion that we will not protect our interests in their demonstrative violation of rights of adopted Russian children and interference in the domestic policy of our country is erroneous," Yarovaya said.

She made the statement in comment on the posting on the White House website of a petition, which called for including in the "Magnitsky List" the Russian deputies who voted for the so-called "anti-Magnitsky Bill" and banned U.S. adoptions of Russian children.

The State Duma voted for the bill on Friday.

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