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NIZHNY TAGIL (Sverdlovsk Region), September 9. /TASS/. New US sanctions against Russian defense companies are aimed at aggravating relations with Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Russian Arms Expo-2015.
"There is nothing behind additional sanctions against Russian legal entities apart from the attempt to exert political pressure on Moscow, undermine capabilities of our defense industry, complicate resolution of security problems and fulfillment of export contracts. In other words, there is nothing in these actions apart from aggravating relations with Moscow," Ryabkov said.
"Of course, they will not reach the desired effect. It is regrettable that the United States still does not understand that truth," he added.
The United States explained that sanctions against such companies as Rosoboronexport and RSK MiG are in line with non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in Iran, North Korea and Syria.
"I categorically deny such links. There are malicious, deliberate and far-fetched," Ryabkov said. "Russia is very responsible about its commitments in the sphere of non-proliferation because it fully understands the whole range of issues connected with it," he added.
Ryabkov remined that Russia "joined all important international documents in this sphere, and we strictly follow them." "Russia is one of the most active participants in the monitoring process in the framework of agreement on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and so on," he added.