August 3, 2018 / 6:21 PM / 4 months ago

Russia's foreign ministry, after new North Korea-related U.S. sanctions, says U.S. sanctions fail

FILE PHOTO: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov looks on at the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva October 15, 2013.REUTERS/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, commenting on new U.S. sanctions imposed on Friday on a Russian bank over North Korea-related activities, said U.S. attempts to pressure Russia do not work.

“Even U.S. politicians, who suffer from a particularly sharp form of Russophobia, have started to admit that attempts to put pressure on Russia do not work,” Ryabkov said in a statement on Friday.

Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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