Immediately ten members of the Russian delegation were unable to obtain American visas. They hoped to go to a session of the UN General Assembly in New York, but obstacles from the American side forced diplomats to stay in Russia.
Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Elena Panina commented on REN TV’s controversial decision by the United States.
“This is an act of disrespect. The USA behaves with the usual neglect in recent years, complete disregard for international rules and organizations. After all, our delegation did not go on a visit to the United States. It went to a meeting of the UN General Assembly, an international organization that is geographically located in USA in New York, “Panina explained.
The parliamentarian notes that similar “bureaucratic inconsistencies” have already arisen with delegations from other countries.
“I think that it is necessary to raise the question that the UN General Assembly session should not be held on the territory of the United States if they cannot ensure the normal participation of UN members in it,” Panina said.
The State Duma deputy explained that the headquarters can not be moved, but the session itself can take place in Russia, in European countries, in other states, since the UN is a world organization.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Maria Zakharova said that the question of the actions of the American side will be raised during a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and State Department head Mike Pompeo.