Lawmakers from Russia's ruling party accused US politicians of treating the country like a punching bag in their partisan infighting and in midterm campaigning.
The US State Department said on Wednesday it would impose new sanctions by the end of August, after determining that Moscow used a nerve agent against a former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, in Britain.
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin called the measures "unfriendly" and "unlawful". This is out of the question. "The strong worldwide response to the use of a chemical weapon on the streets of Salisbury sends an unequivocal message to Russian Federation that its provocative, reckless behavior will not go unchallenged", a spokesperson for the British Foreign Office said on Wednesday.
In an early reaction, the Kremlin said the sanctions were illegal and unfriendly, and the USA move was at odds with the "constructive atmosphere" of Trump's and Putin's encounter in Helsinki. These are sensitive goods that normally would go through a case-by-case review before they are exported.
In a statement issued by its embassy in Washington, Russia called charges that Moscow employed chemical weapons "far fetched" - arguing the US lacked evidence, and repeating demands for a new investigation into the poisoning.
The Russian Embassy in Washington said the "draconian" new sanctions against Russia weren't backed by any facts or evidence, noting that while the USA said it has enough information to conclude that Russia is to blame, it refused to disclose what it has, saying the information is classified.
A senior State Department official said Wednesday that there could be exceptions.
The action is aimed at punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for having "used chemical or biological weapons in violation of worldwide law", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
The Kremlin said the new sanctions were "illegal and do not correspond to worldwide law".
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 17, 2018, as he defends President Donald Trump and his Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin acknowledged on Thursday Putin's office had received the letter, but Peskov suggested the Russian leader was yet to parse it.
When asked Thursday about the possibility of a ban on Aeroflot, Peskov labelled the USA administration an "unpredictable participant in worldwide affairs", adding "you can now expect anything".
Many frightened villagers are staying under tents or tarpaulins dotted along roads or in parched rice fields. It struck northwest of Lombok, which is close to Bali, but the agency said it would not cause a tsunami.
Security Council could discuss loosening sanctions on Pyongyang after the June 12 Singapore meeting between Trump and Kim. The North noted that they returned remains of USA soldiers who fought in the Korean War to the US last week.
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The Academy said it will trim the duration of the Oscars ceremony by handing out some awards during commercial breaks. It will also be capped at three hours long, after some broadcasts have gone on up to four hours.
Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Jo White, a senior chair with the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and a former U.S. Smith to discuss these allegations, she will fully cooperate with the university's current investigation".
Maritime universities are keeping a very close eye on a sudden and serious diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia. But, our correspondent adds, during the recent crackdown on activists he has also shown that he will not tolerate dissent.
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