The State Department and Congress are working to resolve some contentious issues.
The United States wants to implement measures of pressure on the Russian Federation, which will replace the recognition of the sponsoring country of terrorism . Now the State Department and Congress are trying to eliminate some of the contentious issues.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken spoke about this in a commentary to CNN. According to him, the State Department is constantly exploring options on how to further increase pressure on Russia in connection with the armed aggression in Ukraine.
“We are currently working with Congress on rules that will help us with some of the contentious issues associated with the use of the status of a “country sponsor of terrorism”, which would have undesirable consequences. We are working to develop a way to achieve this goal,” said Blinken.
Recognition of Russia as a State Sponsor of Terrorism: Latest Information
Several countries have already assigned this status to the Russian Federation in connection with a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Estonia was one of the first to do so , and the Netherlands has recently joined the list .
The Polish Senate also recognized Russia as a sponsor of terrorism. However, the resolution could not be adopted in the Seimas due to an amendment regarding the death of former President Lech Kaczynski.
The European Parliament voted for a resolution in which the Russian Federation is called a sponsor of terrorism at the end of November. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed this decision.
US Ambassador to NATO Julianne Smith spoke out against recognizing Russia as a sponsor of terrorism: “The feeling in Washington is that this is not needed now, and, in fact, it may be counterproductive in the sense that it could harm our ability, for example, to bring humanitarian aid to Ukraine, or export a certain amount of grain from Ukraine.”
The Biden admin is made of poltroons and idiots. Declare Russia a terrorist state and be done with it. Quit beating around the bush.
“The feeling in Washington is that this is not needed now, and, in fact, it may be counterproductive in the sense that it could harm our ability, for example, to bring humanitarian aid to Ukraine, or export a certain amount of grain from Ukraine.”
Biden and your worthless administration, just admit that you’re spineless. That would be much closer to the truth. Otherwise, how in the heaven would calling a spade a spade have any influence on humanitarian aid to Ukraine? And, there doesn’t have to be any problems with shipping grain. We have the most powerful navy on this planet, which could easily secure grain shipments.
For Christ’s sake, the Biden administration is so completely pathetic!