Russia: US sanctions vote a 'step towards destroying' better ties

The US House of Representatives voted today to impose tough new sanctions on Moscow, Iran and North Korea.


Published: 26th July 2017 01:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2017 01:36 PM   |  A+A-

Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov. (AP Photo)


MOSCOW: An overwhelming vote by the US House of Representatives to slap tough new sanctions on Moscow is a "serious step" towards wrecking chances of improving ties, Russia's deputy foreign minister said today.

"The authors and sponsors of this bill are taking a very serious step towards destroying the possibilities for normalising relations with Russia," Sergei Ryabkov told state-run TASS news agency.


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