October 1, 2022

Russia Says It May Sever US Relations If Declared Terrorism Sponsor

A Russian diplomat warned that if his country is declared a state recruit of terrorism, it could not only harm US-Russo relations yet potentially sever them completely.   On Friday,   Alexander Darchiyev, director of  the Russian Foreign Ministry’ s North American department told the  TASS  news agency:   “ I would like to mention the legislative initiative getting discussed in Congress in order to declare […]#@@#@!!

A Russian diplomat warned that if his nation is declared a state recruit of terrorism, it could not just harm US-Russo relations but potentially sever them totally.  

On Friday,   Alexander Darchiyev, director of  the Russian Foreign Ministry’s North American department told the  TASS   news agency:  

“ I would like to mention the legislative initiative getting discussed in Congress to declare Russia a ‘ country sponsor of terrorism. ‘ If passed, it could mean that Washington would have to cross the point of no come back,   with the most serious collateral damage to bilateral diplomatic relations, up to their lowering or even breaking them away.   The US aspect has been warned . ”

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have been leading an effort to pressure the Biden administration into making the terror designation, which would allow new categories of sanctions.   The particular are only four designated countries today: Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria.  

Upon July 28, the United states senate passed a non-binding resolution  calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to designate the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism. At the time,   Graham said   this about a potential status:

“ It means that doing business with Russian federation with that designation gets to be exceedingly hard – it has secondary effect sanctions, it will limit dual export items, and more importantly  it will waive sovereign immunity in order to came to suing Russia in U. S. courts. This particular designation would be a nightmare for Russia. ”

Blinken, however , has said the terror designation  more than likely change things much : “ The costs that have been imposed on Russia by all of us and by other countries are absolutely in line with the consequences that would follow from designation as being a state sponsor of terrorism. ”

On Thursday, the Latvian parliament made its own terror-sponsor designation of Russia.   “ Latvia identifies Russia’s actions in Ukraine as targeted genocide against the Ukrainian people, ”   declared   the legislature’s resolution.    

“ A timely move, ”   tweeted   Ukraine foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba. “ The ussr has long deserved this particular status with its actions in Ukraine and beyond. Ukraine encourages other states and organizations to follow suit. ”  

As we  wrote   in June, “ the U. T. government’s application of terrorist designations has been impulsively disingenuous to the point that it saps the tag of any meaning in addition to the financial consequences.   In practice, terror designations are just another means of bludgeoning nations that are out of favor with all the U. S. government. ”

Designating Russia a state sponsor of fear over a conventional military attack would represent just the latest bastardization of the term. Certainly,   if the terror label were attached to each invasion that’s accompanied by supposed war crimes, the U. S. government would have to specify itself.  

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