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US President Joe Biden opposed the idea of recognizing Russia as a country sponsoring terrorism.< /p>
The American leader made this statement when he returned by helicopter to Washington after a working trip.
This is reported by Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason.
Whether *Russia be recognized as a state sponsor of terrorism, Biden replied: “No,” the journalist said.
The White House press service did not comment on Biden's words. Despite this position, the Senate insists on adding the Russian Federation to the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, and also announced the adoption of the corresponding bill by the US Congress.
Note that if Russia is included in this list, the US government will be forced to take measures , among which:
- limiting foreign aid;
- reducing exports and sales of defense goods;
- implementing controls on the export of dual-use goods, etc.
In addition, after the recognition of Russia as a country sponsoring terrorism, the US can significantly expand its sanctions, which will apply not only to certain Russian sectors of the economy. At the moment, the United States has identified only four countries as sponsors of terrorism – Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria.