Moscow accuses Washington of violating international law

Russia is worried by U.S. violations of international law and UN regulations , Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

Lavrov said that Russia had enough "causes for concern about U.S. activity."

"Our concern is about the necessity to prevent new violations of the internatioanal law as well as new violations of UN rules," he added.

Lavrov's comments come after U.S. House of Representatives speaker John Boehner called on the Obama administration to rethink its approach to Russia, warning that the country was trying "to restore Soviet-style power and influence" and would soon be led by a man who "harbors intense Soviet nostalgia."

"We realize our concerns not through the lists game, inexplicably loved by the United States, but through outlining direct issues like the ones we put forward during the Libyan conflcit," Lavrov went on.

On Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry unveiled a list of 'undesirable' U.S. officials barred from entry to Russia. Moscow's move comes after Washington issued in August the 'Magnitsky blacklist', a list of Russian officials, implicated in the death of Moscow lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Lavrov also urged U.S. officials to discuss issues in the correct format, instead of posting on micro-blogs.

"I can understand the appeal of communication in Twitter, but for expressing official, serious suggestions, other formats are used," he said.

[Source: Ria Novosti, Moscow, 26Oct11]

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