OREANDA-NEWS. The publications of the American Wall Street Journal about the new possible US sanctions against Russia are destructive and demonstrate the cynicism of the American authorities, Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the Duma’s committee on international affairs, said on Friday.

"WSJ's publications on possible US anti-Russian sanctions in connection with the situation on the oil market are destructive in nature, since they are aimed solely at escalating panic", Slutsky told reporters.

If the ideas of anti-Russian sanctions are really discussed, then they are "doubly destructive," the deputy said. So, according to him, there is no information about any restrictions or restrictions on Saudi Arabia today, which means that the United States again "uses double standards". "All of this suggests that Washington acts selfishly and cynically. Even with the pandemic storming the world markets, the United States is not going to slow down the appetites of its own hegemony and are ready to use any excuse for unfair competition, as well as deterring Russia", Slutsky believes.

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal, citing sources, reported that US authorities were considering imposing sanctions on Russia to try to stabilize the situation in the oil market.