News ID: 234269
Published: 0312 GMT November 14, 2018

Kremlin laments US 'unpredictability' under Trump

Kremlin laments US 'unpredictability' under Trump

The Kremlin hit out Wednesday at the "unpredictability" of the United States under the Trump administration, saying it was causing "deep global concern".

"The fact that America has become unpredictable lately is no secret to anyone," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Dozhd TV during a visit by President Vladimir Putin to a regional summit in Singapore, Reuters reported.

"Such unpredictability from the largest country, the most powerful economy in the world, is the subject of deep global concern," he added.

Peskov's comments came two weeks ahead of a slated face-to-face between President Donald Trump and Putin at a G20 summit in Argentina.

Relations between the two countries have hit new lows with American officials planning to roll out fresh sanctions against Moscow in response to the botched poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain.

Western governments have accused Russia of being behind the plot which saw Skripal and his daughter poisoned with a nerve agent. Two British citizens were also poisoned, one of whom died.

Moscow has denied being behind the brazen hit and has condemned efforts to sanction it over the incident.

"We do not recognize these unilateral restrictions... and we consider them illegitimate," Peskov said of the threatened sanctions, adding they would only "further complicate" Russia-US relations.

World leaders on Wednesday met in Singapore, which was hosting the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit.

Trump was not at the gathering and had sent Vice President Mike Pence instead.

Peskov said "no separate meeting" was currently planned between Putin and Pence. But he added that there was no need for a face-to-face given Trump and Putin will soon meet in Buenos Aires.

 

 

   
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