Russia is ramping up its threats of retaliation if the United States does not lift sanctions imposed by the Obama administration in December over the alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election.

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This is Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Sergey Lavrov: “In reply to your question about the Russian real estate in the United States, we are closely following the situation. We are still hopeful that the U.S., as a proponent of the rule of law, will finally respect their international obligations. If this is not the case, if Washington decides not to solve this issue, we will have to take retaliatory measures.”