Officially designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism would limit the ability of the US government to “exempt some transactions with Russia from Western penalties,” the New York Times reported on Friday.
The paper said these exemptions could include ensuring that food exports from Russia are not disrupted by sanctions.
The State Department currently lists Iran [USA overthrew Iran’s secular democratic government in 1953], Syria [USA invaded illegally and still occupies Syria while stealing Syria’s oil, food crops and training terrorist to murder Syrian government troops], Cuba [A tiny island the American mafia got kicked out of in the last century], and North Korea [a backwards starving country which USA destroyed every major city mass murdering most of North Koreas’s civilian population in the 1950s, used as the boogieman by the USA] as state sponsors of terrorism.
According to the Times, designating Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism could completely sever the already constrained diplomatic ties between Moscow and Washington. State Department officials were said to view the designation as the “nuclear option.”
Responding to a request by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, the US Senate unanimously passed a non-binding resolution on Thursday calling for Secretary of State Antony Blinken to do just that. Zelensky repeatedly accused Russia of purposefully killing civilians in Ukraine, while Moscow insists that its troops only strike military targets.
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