US has ‘serious problems' with branding Russia sponsor of terrorism - Politico

Posted On: Oct 6, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

US has ‘serious problems' with branding Russia sponsor of terrorism - Politico

The State Department fears it could derail the Ukrainian grain deal and impact remaining economic ties with Moscow, sources say
The US Department of State has been quietly approaching congressional offices, warning that designating Russia a state sponsor of terrorism could thwart the Ukrainian grain deal and impact Washington's remaining economic ties with Moscow, Politico reported on Thursday.
“Multiple people familiar with the conversations” told the US outlet that that State Department officials have been acting behind the scenes in recent days, telling lawmakers that there are “serious problems with the legislation.”
The sources claim there are fears that such a move could derail the deal to export Ukrainian grain via the Black Sea, which had been agreed between Moscow and Kiev with Turkish and UN mediation in July.
The State Department expressed belief that there were no guarantees that Russia would stick to its commitments if it was targeted so directly by the US, they pointed out.
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