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We reject new sanctions, Russia tells US

IANS  |  Moscow 

Russian Sergei on Friday told US that categorically rejects new US sanctions over alleged Russian involvement in the Skripal case.

reiterated Russia's position that played no role in the alleged nerve agent attack on ex-Russian in the British city of Salisbury, quoted the as saying.

stressed that neither the US, nor Britain, nor any other country have provided a single fact to support their accusations, according to a Russian statement.

The said on Wednesday that will impose new sanctions on over the alleged poison attack on Skripal and his daughter in in March.

Western countries claim the pair was exposed to a nerve agent and hold responsible, while the has repeatedly denied any involvement in the case and demanded direct participation in the investigation.

Kremlin has criticized the US decision on new sanctions and Russian said will consider retaliation.

Lavrov and Pompeo also discussed issues on the international agenda, including the situation in Syria, and other topics considered during the meeting of Russian and his US counterpart in on July 16.

The two top diplomats agreed to maintain contacts on all issues of mutual interest, the statement said, adding that the phone conversation was initiated by the US side.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 03:08 IST
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