Biden does not consider Russia a state sponsor of terrorism

Mr. Biden does not consider Russia a state sponsor of terrorism - Photo 1.

US President Joe Biden – Photo: REUTERS

On September 5, when asked whether Russia should be considered a state sponsor of terrorism, Mr. Biden briefly told reporters at the White House: “No.”

According to Reuters news agency, some US lawmakers want to promote this. In July, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal wanted to pass legislation that would make Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. The two MPs visited Kiev to discuss the issue with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Senators Graham and Senator Blumenthal said the bill would put Russia on the same list as Iran, Syria and North Korea. Mr. Graham believes that the US Congress can unanimously support this bill.

Meanwhile, in August, TASS news agency quoted a top Russian official as saying that Russia-US diplomatic relations would be severely damaged or even broken if the US considered Russia a terrorist sponsor. Father.

Alexander Darchiyev, director of the North American Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said that if the US Congress approved the plan to designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, it would mean that Washington has crossed the line of no return, which This will cause serious damage to bilateral diplomatic relations, to the point of downgrade or even sever ties.

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