Pushkov commented on China’s call for the US to lift sanctions

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoreceptor Committee of the State Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov. Archival photoPushkov commented on China’s call for the US to lift sanctions© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The head of the Federation Council Committee on information policy Alexei Pushkov believes that China can not achieve the lifting of US sanctions due to the purchase of Russian weapons. He wrote about this in his Twitter.

«I think China’s call for the U.S. to lift the sanctions due to the purchase of China Russian weapons will remain unanswered. For US, as they say, Ponty is more valuable than money», — wrote Pushkov.

In addition, he noted that China sanctions policy of the United States «break your teeth» and added that the administration of Donald trump will have a tough sanctions against all those wishing to buy Russian weapons. He cited the example of India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, who are actively negotiating the purchase of s-400.

I guess China’s call for the U.S. to lift the sanctions due to the purchase of China Russian weapons will remain unanswered. For US, as they say, Ponty is more valuable than money, and trump slightly press China — «a matter of honor». Beijing will have to seek more convincing arguments than futile appeals.

— Alexei Pushkov (@Alexey_Pushkov) 21 Sep 2018

On Thursday, Washington imposed the restrictions against the Department of training of the troops and the supply of the Central military Commission of China and its head Whether Sanfu. The Council is headed by the armed forces of the country, it is headed directly by the President of China, XI Jinping.

As explained in the White house, the sanctions were triggered by purchases from the Russian side the su-35 in December last year and anti-aircraft missile systems s-400 in January 2018. Both transactions took place after the entry into force of the anti-Russian sanctions that prohibited by the law «On combating the enemies of America through sanctions» (CAATSA).

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