Moscow mocks the United States, which did not grant visas to Russian journalists

Moscow mocks the United States, which did not grant visas to Russian journalists

With our correspondent in Moscow, Jean Didier Raven

We will not forget, we will not forgive “, to caution Sergey Lavrov. Visibly annoyed by the fact that the Russian journalists who were to accompany him on this trip to New York were not given visas, the Russian foreign minister scoffed at the fact that the United States had thus proved the worth of its statements on freedom of expression.

For his part, Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister, denounced Washington’s sarcasm, adding that Moscow would find an answer so that the Americans would remember for a long time that it did not.

This new episode of tension between Washington and Moscow comes three weeks after it endedThe arrest of Ivan Gershkovich in RussiaReporter Wall Street Journal. The Russian authorities accuse Ivan Gershkovich of espionage, which the American daily Money and the journalist categorically deny.

Sergey Lavrov is expected at the US headquarters of the United Nations to take over rotating presidency of the Security Council. And if a meeting with the head of the international organization, Antonio Guterres, has been confirmed, there is no indication at the present time that he will meet with his American counterpart, Anthony Blinken.

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