The Summit in Geneva did not Change the Policy of anti-Russian Sanctions, said Psaki
"The law requires us to continue to consider the goals of the sanctions related with the use of chemical weapons," said Psaki, quoted by The New York Times.
According to her, the timing of Sullivan's statements does not matter. She stressed that in terms of sanctions after the June 16 summit in Geneva, "nothing has changed".
Earlier, the US President's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that the Americans are preparing new restrictions due to the situation with Alexei Navalny. In addition, Washington intends to continue pressure on the companies building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Russian Ambassador in the United States Anatoly Antonov criticized these intentions. According to him, this is not the signal that was sent at the summit.
The first meeting of Putin and Biden in the status of presidents of Russia and the United States took place on Wednesday in Geneva. Following the discussion, Putin said that he had agreed with his American counterpart to begin consultations on strategic stability.
In addition, the heads of the states adopted a joint decision stating that Russia and the United States reaffirm their adherence to the principle that there can be no winners in a nuclear war and it should never be unleashed.