KIEV. August 30. UNN. USA cannot guarantee that they will not impose sanctions against India if the country will in large volumes to buy Russian weapons or defense system. On Wednesday the assistant to the head of the Pentagon for security in the Asia-Pacific region, Randall Shriver during a speech at the Carnegie endowment in Washington, reports UNN with reference to TASS.
“We recognize the historical connection of India with Russia, but we want to talk with India is not about the past but about the future. Looking at the future of Russia: it is not the country with which I would like to have a relationship in the long term,” he says. “We will be seriously concerned if India will become Russia’s system and will continue to cooperate – said Shriver. I can’t say exactly what will happen, if India will continue buying.”
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He also expressed doubt that India would be exempt on the issue of sanctions for purchase of the Russian s-400. “We are ready to negotiate with India on their defense and alternatives. I can say that we would like to begin these negotiations with India,” — said the assistant head of the Pentagon in response to the question about the US willingness to offer the Indian side to buy the other system.
Rosoboronexport is under various U.S. sanctions in 2014 and since then does not enter into direct contracts with the Pentagon. In April this year, the Russian exporter of armaments was included in the sanctions list of the law “On combating the enemies of America through sanctions” (CAATSA), which provides for the application of U.S. restrictions against third countries cooperating with the defense and intelligence sectors of Russia. The head of rostec Sergei Chemezov said that some contracts “Rosoboronexport” already stacked in rubles or national currency.
Earlier, Indian media reported that Moscow and new Delhi in may agreed conditions of delivery of s-400 in the amount of 6 billion U.S. dollars. Washington had opposed the deal, however, India then declared that does not intend to abandon the purchase of Russian iron ore.