Video interview published on the website of the publication.
“Regarding whether we will arrange a visa war, - you know, this war is going on and the United States unleashed it, we have had great difficulties for a long time sending our embassies and consulate generals to the United States on long business trips,” said Ryabkov.
He noted that Russia has “big problems” in registering personnel for short-term business trips.
According to him, Moscow offers Washington to "negotiate, and not act on the principle of" an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth ", but" so far has not been possible. "
“The priorities of those who shape determine Russian politics in the United States, others, apparently, are confining themselves to trying to talk with us from a position of strength, but the doom to failure of this line has long been understood by everyone,” he added.
Earlier, Ryabkov said that Russia, in response, proposed to postpone the meeting of the UNGA First Committee from the United States.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov pointed out to US Secretary of State Pompeo the unacceptability of Washington’s actions to deny Russian representatives visas for multilateral events within the UN.
Former UN Under-Secretary-General, Soviet and Russian diplomat Sergey Ordzhonikidze in an interview with the NSN commented on the non-issuance of visas to several members of the Russian delegation.