Russia's PM explains why U.S. imposes sanctions

Russia's PM explains why U.S. imposes sanctions

The United States imposes sanctions on other countries solely to solve its domestic political problems, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said.

"It is obvious that all sorts of sanctions, talks about sanctions against Iran, sanctions against the Russian Federation, restrictions on supplies and duties against the EU, China are made in order to solve domestic political problems," TASS cited him as saying.

"This is quite bad, because it undermines the international regime, we talked about it here in China. President of China Xi Jinping talked about it, I talked about it - at the moment, there is practically a time bomb under the WTO regime," Medvedev added.