Moscow: The United States are making attempts to sign contracts on energy resources with Iran and Venezuela, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
“They are already trying at all costs to reach an agreement with those countries against which they themselves introduced illegitimate restrictions in past. And they are ready to make peace with Iran, to immediately sign all the documents. And with Venezuela. They went to Venezuela to negotiate with them. But it was not necessary to introduce these illegitimate sanctions,” Putin told a government meeting.
The Russian leader also said that the US is trying to deceive its own population by putting the blame for high prices on Russia.
“Supplies of Russian oil to the American market do not exceed 3%. This is a small amount. And their prices are growing. We have absolutely nothing to do with it. And even here the ban on the import of Russian oil has absolutely nothing to do with it. They just hide behind these decisions in order to deceive once again their own population,” Putin added.