United States adds Russian white supremacist group to terrorist blacklist

WASHINGTON: The United States Department of State Announced that it has designated (RIM) and its three leaders as specially designated global terrorists, the first time that the department has designated a racial or ethnic terrorist group.

These designations are unprecedented. This is the first time that the United States has designated white supremacist foreign terrorists, the ambassador, the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism, said at a news conference on Monday, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Sales said the designation denies RIM and its members access to the US financial system. And its assets in the United States or those subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. USA They are now frozen. Travel restrictions will also be imposed on RIM-related members.

According to Sales, two Swedish men traveled to Saint Petersburg in August 2016 and received paramilitary training from RIM. The two Swedish men carried out months after a series of terrorist attacks in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, he said.