At the same time, the spokeswoman listed only three of the four countries that are included in this list: Iran, North Korea and Syria.
The United States adds countries to its list of sponsors of terrorism after careful study and for repeated support of terrorism. This was announced on Monday by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at a regular briefing for journalists.
She was asked whether U.S. President Joe Biden is considering the possibility of satisfying the request of Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky to include Russia among the countries that sponsor terrorism. “In order to include a country [in this list], the Secretary of State will have to determine that the government of this country has repeatedly provided support [in carrying out] acts of international terrorism. And, of course, these definitions are made after a thorough analysis. I don’t have any new information or forecasts on this. The corresponding assessment is given by the Department of State,” Psaki replied.
She recalled that a number of restrictions apply to the persons involved in the list: “restrictions on foreign aid from the United States, a ban on exports and sales in the defense sector, certain measures to control the export of dual-use goods and other financial restrictions.” “And what we have already done to date is, of course, the introduction of serious financial sanctions, export controls and restrictions on financial assistance [against Russia],” Psaki added.
At the same time, the spokeswoman listed only three of the four countries that are included in this list: Iran, North Korea and Syria. She was asked how to interpret the fact that she did not mention Cuba. “I just wanted to give a few examples to give an idea of how much of them (the defendants in the list) is not enough, and what kind of countries are they,” Psaki explained.