US Has Not Designated Russia As State Sponsor Of Terror - State Department
Faizan Hashmi 6 days ago Tue 03rd December 2019 | 11:18 PM
US Under Secretary of State David Hale told a Senate panel on Tuesday that the State Department has not determined that Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism and reminded that it had like the United States fallen victim to terrorist attacks
"The State Department has not at this stage determined that Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism. There is a fairly complex and deliberative process for doing it," Hale said in his testimony before Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations.
Asked if Russia would fit the criteria, he replied: "I don't personally see that per se as state sponsorship of terrorism, terrorist attacks... We also have to recognize that Russia has been a victim of terrorism too."
In a conversation with senators Hale agreed, however, with their criticism of Russia's "malign behavior" in the international arena.