Washington is serious about the issuance of U.S. visas to officials of other countries, who is coming to events at the headquarters of the UN in new York, said the head of the press service of the state Department of the United States John Kirby.
According to Kirby, the United States "remains committed" to the performance of its obligations arising from the agreement on the basing of the UN on American soil. However, "we will not discuss the" status of specific applications of foreigners for U.S. entry visas, as such information is in United States confidential, said the Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, reports the news Agency.
in addition, he added, Matvienko and several other senior officials of Russia informed about the fact that Washington first introduced with regard to them visa penalties in connection with the worsening of bilateral relations caused by the crisis in Ukraine. The United States is bound by the agreement with the UN, which requires to accept persons arriving for participation in the activities carried out by the global organization. This rule, However, does not cover all events that take place within the UN compound in new York. The IPU is an independent international organisation with its headquarters in Geneva and has the status of observer organization to the United Nations. On Wednesday at the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated that the US gave to the speaker of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko "truncated visa after long delays" as a result of its participation in major international events in new York were ripped off. In early summer it was claimed that the head of the Federation Council received an invitation to the conference of the Interparliamentary Union, then itself Matvienko said that he had asked for a us visa to participate in the forum. Thus, she did not rule out that her visa will be denied. August 6, the press Secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian leadership is closely monitoring the situation with the issuance of United States visas to Russian senators who headed Matvienko intend to participate in the meeting of the inter-Parliamentary Council in new York. On the first day of the week, August 24, sources in the Council of federations stated that the trip Matvienko in the United States will be cancelled, However, the press Secretary of the Embassy of the United States in the Russian Federation said that the application for a visa is still under consideration. Later in the Council of federations, a proposal was made to impose a ban on Kerry enter the Russian Federation. Remember, the United States has contributed Matvienko in the sanctions list, which implies a ban on entry to the venue of the state and the blocking of assets and property.