The Ministry of foreign Affairs about the cancellation of the consultation Ryabkov and Shannon: the atmosphere does not have

© 2017 AFP / Alexander Nemenov view of the building of the foreign Ministry. Archival photoThe Ministry of foreign Affairs about the cancellation of the consultation Ryabkov and Shannon: the atmosphere does not have© AFP 2017 / Alexander Nemenov

The cancellation of round of consultations between Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and first US Undersecretary of state for political Affairs Thomas Shannon does not mean a complete cessation of work in this format, said Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«As to whether the cancelled forever (this format) or this refusal in principle to the format, no. In the commentary, which was published (June 21), it was clearly stated that to date, created by our American partners the atmosphere is just not conducive to the holding of such round of negotiations», — said Zakharov, answering the question of RIA Novosti, does the cancellation of one meeting of a cessation in the operation principle of the format to resolve problems in Russian-American relations.

At this, Zakharov noted that the next expansion of anti-Russian sanctions from the United States «generally is outside of logic».

«Either this is again a continuation of the policy aimed at isolating (RF), or it is this inertia that is not under the control of the American foreign Ministry. It is difficult to understand,» — said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.

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