Politico: The State Department does not want to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

Politico: The State Department does not want to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

Politico: Department of State does not want to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

  Politico: The State Department does not want to recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism

The department fears that this could jeopardize the agreement on the export of grain from Ukrainian ports

The US State Department fears the inclusion of Russia in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, because it may jeopardize the agreement on the export of grain from the Ukrainian Black Sea ports.

This is reported by Politico, citing sources in the US Foreign Ministry.

The State Department is convinced that “there is no guarantee ” that Russia will continue to fulfill its obligations under the deal.

According to the publication, in recent days, several State Department officials have expressed their concerns to US congressmen, who will have to decide on this issue. The Senate supported this initiative at the end of July, the Congress has already prepared a corresponding bill. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that this would lead to a rupture of relations between the two countries.

In addition, being included in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism would entail additional sanctions. This will affect, for example, cooperation on nuclear materials, writes Politico.

At the same time, as the State Department notes, tough economic sanctions have already been introduced against Russia, which practically coincide with the measures that the inclusion in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

Kyiv and some Western countries call on Washington to officially classify Russia as a country supporting terrorism because of its aggression against Ukraine. Now the United States considers only four states of the world as such: Cuba, Iran, Syria and North Korea.