Kremlin on possible easing of U.S. sanctions: we not inclined to wear rose-colored glasses
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on a statement by the U.S. Treasury Department on December 19, 2018 about its intention to lift the sanctions against Rusal and En+, companies linked to Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska. But later, the leaders of seven House committees in Congress called on the Donald Trump administration to delay lifting the sanctions against those companies.
The Kremlin is not apt ‘to wearing rose-colored glasses’ amid selective statements on the potential easing of anti-Russian sanctions since Washington is still gripped with hostility against Russia, he noted.
"As for the hostile displays, there are still plenty of them in Washington, in Congress, in the Senate and in the US State Department," TASS cited Peskov as saying.
Responding to a question about the Russian tycoon’s assets, he noted that "the Kremlin would actually prefer to be quite accurate in making any statements on the sanctions against Deripaska’s companies."
"Very thorough work is underway and let it be continued further," the Kremlin spokesman said.