USA: 'Matter of national security' — Washington lift sanctions from certain Russian officials

US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that sanctions from some Russian officials were «waived» in order for them to be able to travel to Washington, explaining it as «a matter of national security,» during a press briefing in Washington DC on Thursday. Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin, Director of Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov and... Еще Igor Korobov, the Chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia were on the US' sanctions list. Their restrictions were recently lifted in order for them to be able to visit the US. Heather Nauert added that she can't disclose any details about the visas the Russian officials obtained. Despite «many, many differences», Russia and the US have to work together on certain things, highlighted the US State Department spokesperson, saying that the problem of terrorism is one of the main spheres in which the two countries need to cooperate.

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