U.S. Sanctions Are out of Reality, Foreign Ministry

09.06.2010 12:19

Head of Information Department of Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs described as "farfetched" the White House decision to extend sanctions against Belarusian leadership. According to Andrei Savinykh, the decision taken by the U.S. President, Barack Obama, demonstrates the lack of Washington's political will in dialogue with Minsk.

«The extension of these useless, but confrontational by their nature instruments indicates a lack of the U.S. political readiness and will to develop collaboration with Belarus in the interests of peace and cooperation», BelaPAN quotes Foreign Ministry spokesman.

The official representative of Belarusian Foreign Ministry is also convinced that the artificiality of these sanctions and their «alienation from real life» after a long period of implementation «are obvious to everyone» today.

As Telegraf previously reported, the USA extends for one year the sanctions on some governing bodies of Belarus, imposed on June 16, 2006 by the president George Bush, Jr. It was informed by the press-service of the White House on June 8.

«The actions and policies of certain members of the government of Belarus and other persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.  In this regard, the restrictions and sanctions (against Belarus) should continue after June 16, 2010. Under the current legislation, I prolong the sanctions for one year», reads the letter sent to the U.S. Congress by the president Barack Obama.