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"The country that leaves the European Union in the so-called "BREXIT" process, is trying to dictate Foreign Policy to the European Union and now London wants to dictate Foreign Policy towards Russian Federation to Washington", Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.
"The Americans are weaponizing the USA dollar, and it's absolutely right for Russian Federation to want to diversify its foreign currency holdings", said John Meyer, a partner at SP Angel in London.
Trump has repeatedly said he would like better ties with Moscow, but despite meeting President Vladimir Putin last month, relations have come under further strain as Washington announced new sanctions.
President Trump on Monday said he would consider lifting sanctions on Russian Federation if Moscow were to take steps towards working with the US on issues like Russian Federation and Ukraine. They're getting out of USA dollars and getting into gold. "No one expected that all disputed issues could be settled during a two-hour meeting, but a direct conversation and exchange of opinions are always useful".
Trump open to lifting Russia sanctions, "most likely" to meet Kim Jong Un again
"We must engage with Moscow but we must also be blunt". "We are ready to compete with anyone, but we expect a fair competition in line with worldwide norms".
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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has traded barbs with Russia's Vladimir Putin, after he accused the alliance of moving its military assets closer to the Russian border.
"I hope that our American partners will realize that this policy has no future at some point and we can start cooperating in a normal way", he said.