Russia accused the US of suppressing the interaction between the two countries


Oleg Syromolotov: Maxim Blinov / RIA Novosti

The American administration “in the atmosphere of Russophobia” ignores specific examples of anti-terrorist cooperation with Russia. On Thursday, February 8, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russian Deputy foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov.

According to the diplomat, on the one hand, Washington is interested in practical cooperation. “This is confirmed by giving the real results of the contacts between security services,” he said.

On the other hand, according to Syromolotov, USA prefer not to talk about it. “From this context were beaten only situation when bilateral contacts on counterterrorism-related issues went to the highest level”, — the diplomat added.

The Deputy Minister explained that following the meeting between the presidents of the United States and Russia on 17 December last year, was praised the cooperation of intelligence agencies in preventing a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. Then the White house “produced extremely positive tone of the press release,” said Syromolotov.

On December 13-14 2017, the FSB arrested seven supporters of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), planned to carry out a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg on December 16. Russian leader Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with his us counterpart Donald trump, in which he thanked the US President for providing the CIA with information that helped to track and detain terrorists.

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