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US Denies Visas to Several Delegates from Russia

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7Dnews London

Sat, 11 May 2019 09:15 GMT

Washington has denied US visas to a number of Russian diplomats who intended to participate in the United Nations committee on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, (NPT), said a senior Russian diplomat on Friday May 10th.

"As a result of the US’ illegal actions, several Russian officials have been unable to participate in this forum," said the director of the department for Arms Non-Proliferation and Control at the Russian Foreign Ministry, Vladimir Yermakov, adding that the conference would have to be moved from the US to another country if such a practice continued.

As reported by the Russian news agency TASS, he said: "if American visas are not granted to members of the Russian delegation by the end of this year, the UN Secretariat will have to organize the 2020 Review Conference in Geneva, in Vienna or in the capital of any other state able to take at least its organizing and technical commitments to the UN seriously.”

In April, the Foreign Ministry reported that the US denied a visa to a Russian expert on chemical weapons, UN Secretary General’s advisor from Russia Dmitry Poklonsky, who was supposed to speak at a special briefing at a session of the UN Security Council.


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