Sunday, January 20, 2013

U.S. - Russian Relations Hit Another Low

Russians Draft 'Guantanamo List' To Sanction U.S. Officials -- L.A. Times

MOSCOW -- Russia has prepared the “Guantanamo list” of U.S. officials who will be denied entry visas, officials in Moscow said Friday, the latest apparent retaliation for a U.S. law imposing sanctions on Russians over the death of an activist lawyer.

Alexei Pushkov, chairman of the foreign relations committee in the lower house of parliament, said Friday the list as drafted last month initially included 11 U.S. officials involved in running the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and other sites allegedly used by the U.S. and its allies as secret prisons to hold terrorism suspects. The list was expanded this month to 60 people, he said.

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My Comment:
So much for the U.S. - Russian reset. From my vantage point .... U.S. - Russian relations are at their lowest point since the 1990s.

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