«We talked about it— and not only orally, but also in writing, these comments were posted, and even translated into English. Zakharova said that Moscow had given clear explanations about the consequences of Russia's possible inclusion in the list of countries— US sponsors of terrorism. Inclusion in the list means strict restrictions on interaction with this state, a ban on the export of defense goods, control over the export of dual-use products, financial and other restrictions— these measures are included in the list of anti-Russian sanctions. In early August, Democratic and Republican senators Richard Blumenthal and Lindsey Graham called for recognition of Russia as such, regardless of the presence or absence of support from President Joe Biden. According to him, in this case, Moscow will lower the level of diplomatic relations with Washington or completely break off diplomatic relations. Later, Politico reported that Congressmen from the Democratic and Republican parties are going to submit a bill to the House of Representatives. Now the list of sponsors of terrorism in the United States includes four countries— Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Syria. Zakharova: US can forget about relations with Russia if terror is declared by sponsor “image/webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1010xH/media/img/1/72/756604896384721.webp 1010w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 640px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 640px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" > Maria Zakharova In the event that Russia is declared a country— As a sponsor of terrorism, Moscow will sever all diplomatic relations with the United States. Therefore, here, of course, the question is to the level of those people with whom we are dealing. At the same time, Blinken said that the sanctions adopted against Russia already have the same consequences that led to the recognition of her country— sponsor of terrorism. So far, the only countries in which Russia has been recognized as a sponsor of terrorism are Lithuania and Latvia. Tags Subscribe to RuTube RBC Live broadcasts, videos and recordings of programs on our RuTube channel Истoчник rbc.ru In addition, sanctions are envisaged against other states that maintain trade relations with a sponsor of terrorism. In late July, the US Senate passed a resolution calling on Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to recognize Russia as a “country”; sponsor of terrorism. But everything has been repeatedly stated,»— she said. Read on RBC Pro Pro How Pakistan was on the verge of default and which countries will be next Pro Articles How to change brand design at different stages of development Pro Articles “You're just a cog”: what it's like to work at Microsoft – in 5 points Pro articles “I left the boss humiliated”: how to deal with toxicity at work Pro articles Will bank transactions be protected after the departure of the French Thales Articles Pro “An easy path to wealth”: the secrets of successful investment Summary Director of the North American Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Darchiev in an interview with TASS said that recognizing Russia as a sponsor of terrorism would be the point of no return. They hope that Congress can give Moscow such a status, bypassing the State Department. The White House said that they are studying the possibility of including Russia among the countries— sponsors of terrorism. About this on the air of the TV channel “Russia 1” said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.