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Ramzan Kadyrov: all talk of sanctions against Russia not worth a whistle

July 02, 2014, 23:16 UTC+3 GROZNY
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GROZNY, July 02. /ITAR-TASS/. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said U.S. sanctions against Adam Delimkhanov, a Chechen deputy in the State Duma (lower house of the Russian parliament), were imposed on far-fetched grounds.

“Today the U.S. administration announced that it would impose sanctions against State Duma Deputy Adam Delimkhanov. This was done on absolutely far-fetched grounds - ties with some Brothers’ Circle. Delimkhanov is a prominent Russian politician who, being a member of the Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov team, stands firmly against terrorism and Wahhabism. Apparently this is what the U.S. leadership does not like. There are no and can be no other reasons,” Kadyrov said on Wednesday, July 2.

He believes “it would be naive to think that the American authorities are concerned about any Russian’s involvement with some ‘circles’”.

“If they are to impose sanctions against those who break the law, international law and humanitarian norms, they should do so first of all against those who have destroyed Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan and who organise colour revolutions to remove and kill legitimately elected rulers; put on trial those whose actions led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people in these countries, who bombed Belgrade and who, under the pretext of fighting the Taliban, unleashed the war in Afghanistan and is now conducting negotiations with them,” Kadyrov said.

He also commented on the conflict in Ukraine. “With the direct and undisguised support from the United States, a tragedy of the Ukrainian people is unfolding, with women and children getting killed in bombing and shelling attacks, and over a hundred thousand having fled to Russia to find shelter here. The U.S. authorities do not see this problem and do not impose sanctions against those in Kiev who order airstrikes,” he said.

He believes that “all this talk about sanctions is not worth a whistle”. “They make no difference. What can one say about the administration that even violates the right of a horse to cross the border and take part in a race. Russia is a great power which should take such things no more seriously than a mouse’s squeak,” Kadyrov said.

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