Foreign Ministry waits when U.S. decides to resume anti-terror cooperation with Russia

Russia is ready to revive anti-terrorism cooperation with the United States within the presidential commission and the 'ball is now in Washington's court', the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's department for new challenges and threats, Ilya Rogachyov, has said.

Russia is ready to revive anti-terrorism cooperation with the United States within the presidential commission and the 'ball is now in Washington's court', the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's department for new challenges and threats, Ilya Rogachyov, has said.

"It is necessary to speak about bilateral channels such as the anti-terror working group within the presidential commission, but all 18 working groups were mothballed at the American side's initiative. It is necessary to speak about whether they are going to do this because we are ready," he said in an interview with Interfax on Oct. 8.

"All this happened not at our initiative," he noted.

"Americans and Western countries artificially tied together different political problems, our stance on Ukraine and anti-terror cooperation. As we know, they themselves regret it now in most capitals," Rogachyov said.

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