The U.S. state Department does not comment on the decision of the authorities of the Russian Federation ban on imports of American wines.
"You need to sign up to the authorities in the Russian capital. I cannot speak about the decisions that they make in relation to the import and why they take it. This is not our issue, " said the official authorized state Department, John Kirby at a press conference.
He also declined to answer the question "is not whether this ban more than that" and " is This a new direction (policy of the Russian Federation) prohibit American goods ".
In this case, Kirby said that the US and Russia have serious disagreements on some issues, for example in Ukraine, and there are areas of cooperation, particularly on Iran. However, the Commissioner of the Department of state did not mention the current economic punishment the United States against a number of Russian organizations and individuals.