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Russia says it will not delay the response to US sanctions

RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áDeputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday his country would not delay passage of new legislation in response to new US sanctions against Moscow, the Russian news agency said.

Senior deputies in the Russian State Duma said they were considering legislation that would give the Kremlin power to ban or restrict US imports.

Ryabkov said Moscow was discussing what he called Washington’s misuse of the dollar as the global reserve currency.