The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova during a briefing on Thursday urged the US authorities to bring Russia available information about planned terrorist attacks and possible provocations against Russian citizens. “Otherwise other options but to consider this withholding of information, there is simply no”, – quotes Zakharova, RIA Novosti.
Sharp reaction of Moscow was caused by the statement of U.S. state Department spokesman John Kirby about the possible negative consequences of the war in Syria to Russia. In particular, he warned that Russian troops will be “sent home in body bags”, with also the possibility of extremist attacks on Russian cities. The Russian side regarded the words of Kirby as blackmail and a direct threat.
Zakharova said Thursday that Moscow believes such rhetoric is not consistent with the norms of diplomacy and humanity. According to her, there was hope that the US government still disavow the statement of Kirby, however, denials are not followed.
“In fact, we cannot otherwise interpret such statements, it is nothing more than a call, a guide to action”, – said Zakharov, adding that the appeal is to the radicals. Such a nervous reaction by Washington, in her opinion, due to the wrong strategy of the Americans in the middle East.