The new U.S. sanctions on Russian companies are timed to coincide with the upcoming speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the jubilee session of the UN General Assembly in New York, first deputy head of the United Russia faction Franz Klintsevich has opined.
"Clearly, they [the sanctions] and the recent outrageous demarche of the U.S. Department of State regarding Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko are deliberately timed to coincide with the upcoming speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly," Klintsevich's press service quoted the deputy as saying on Sept.2.
"It seems the United States would give a great deal so that this speech does not happen," he said.
"But there will be 'no turn over the Atlantic'. Vladimir Putin will tell the world in New York everything he wants to say," Klintsevich said.
"The new sanctions imposed on Russian companies continue the U.S. strategic course towards worsening relations with our country. Moreover the Americans do not bother to find a credible excuse: references to some links between those companies and Iran, North Korea and Syria are absolutely far-fetched," the deputy said.
The U.S. included a number of Russian companies on the list of companies subject to sanctions under the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act, a statement posted on the Federal Register governmental website reads. The list of Russian companies includes the Instrument Design Bureau (Tula), the Katod company, NPO Mashinostroyenia, Rosoboronexport and the MiG Corporation.
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