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Russia, US to impose embargo on ISIS captured territories

Russia, US to impose embargo on ISIS captured territories
The United States and Russia are planning to have a joint draft resolution imposing a trade embargo on the territories controlled by the ISIS, Deputy Director of the Department of New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Feoktistov said on Monday.

"We are not working on a draft resolution at the moment, but it's not the most difficult thing, believe me. We would like at first to gain support of our main partners, first of all within the UN Security Council… But if [Washington] is ready for this, we have good experience of elaborating joint resolutions and introducing them to the Security Council," Sputnik quoted Feoktistov as saying.

Feoktistov, however, pointed out that Moscow has not discussed such a resolution with anyone.

"When the Americans will be ready for dialogue on such an issue, we are ready to meet them halfway. If they are not ready, we may propose such resolution ourselves," he said.

The Russian diplomat said the size and the borders controlled by the terrorist group has been constantly changing, making it difficult to impose any restrictive measures.

"And this is a real problem because any embargo, when a ban is introduced on trade across the border, implies possible consequences for civilians, who may be cut off from regular supply of food, water, medicament and so on," Feoktistov said.


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