The US administration is working with Congress on an alternative form of a bill that would allow Russia to be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism without the critical consequences that could arise from imposing that status.
This was said by the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, in an interview with CNN, Ukrinform reports.
“We are currently working with Congress on legislation that would help us overcome some of the challenges of using the State Sponsor of Terrorism designation, which, as we’ve said, has some unintended consequences,” he said.
Blinken also stressed that the US administration is constantly looking at various measures it can take to increase pressure on Russia over its crimes in Ukraine.
“As for sanctions, we have introduced unprecedented sanctions against Russia, unprecedented export controls, all in coordination with dozens of countries,” he noted.
Blinken recalled that he had just returned from NATO meetings in Bucharest. “Solidarity between NATO partners, and G7 partners is very strong and determined,” he said.
As reported by Ukrinform, on November 23 the European Parliament approved a resolution recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Previously, the parliaments of Latvia and Estonia separately declared the Russian Federation a sponsor of terrorism. In addition, the Senate of Poland recognized the Russian government as a terrorist regime.