Zakharova: the US could not deliberately allow the Russian military to participate in the activities of the UN


MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. The non-issuance of visas to members of the delegation of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation for a visit to the headquarters of the UN suggests that Washington has decided not to take part in the briefing on the threats to strategic stability. This is stated in the commentary official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, posted Friday on the website of the Russian depodesta.

“The U.S. government once again broke the participation of Russian representatives in events held in the headquarters of the United Nations. This time they allowed us to arrive in new York a delegation of the Ministry of defense of Russia, which was to take part in the session of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, which began on October 10,” the diplomat stated.

As noted by Zakharov, despite the fact that the necessary documents were sent to the U.S. Embassy in September, either on the eve or even the day entry visas were not decorated.

“The sad regularity of such failures suggests that they do not occur randomly, the diplomat said. – And now, it seems, they decided just not to prevent the participation of Russian experts held at the UN platform a briefing on threats to strategic stability posed by the creation of the American global missile defence system, has not defensive in nature”.

“Regular U.S. attempts using visa restrictions to prevent our normal work, the UN can not cause a disturbance. Such actions only exacerbate the already difficult background of Russian-American relations”, – summed up the diplomat.

As have informed on Thursday the representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia, Alexander Emelyanov, the US authorities were not given entry visas to the delegation of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces, headed by adviser to the chief of the General staff Andrei Tretyak, disrupting their participation in the event at the UN in new York.

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