Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a joint news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault following their meeting in Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Reuters: Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he had detected increasing U.S. hostility towards Moscow and complained about what he said was a series of aggressive U.S. steps that threatened Russia's national security.
In an interview with Russian state TV likely to worsen already poor relations with Washington, Lavrov made it clear he blamed the Obama administration for what he described as a sharp deterioration in U.S.-Russia ties.
"We have witnessed a fundamental change of circumstances when it comes to the aggressive Russophobia that now lies at the heart of U.S. policy towards Russia," Lavrov told Russian state TV's First Channel.
"It's not just a rhetorical Russophobia, but aggressive steps that really hurt our national interests and pose a threat to our security."
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Update #1: Russia's Lavrov: 'Aggressive' U.S. Actions Threaten Our National Security (NBC)
Update #2: Lavrov Says U.S. Actions Threaten Russia's National Security (RFE)
WNU Editor: The Kremlin is also telegraphing an expectation of a Hillary Clinton victory in this years U.S. Presidential election .... which to Moscow means a continuation of the status quo in U.S. - Russian relations. What's my take .... we are entering a very dangerous period in U.S. - Russian relations .... and this new "mini" Cold War is probably going to be with us for the next few years..