After Moscow’s stocks plummeted following the sanctions announcement, the Kremlin lashed out at Washington with an accusation of breaching “everything”.
Russia said: “This is outrageous from the standpoint of legality and violates anything and everything.”
The Kremlin said they were considering “a large variety of options” – a thinly veiled threat to Donald Trump and his White House administration.
Russia has issued the US with a dire threat after new sanctions were imposed
“Of course, it takes time to analyse it, to understand the extent of the real damage and to work out steps to improve the situation as much as possible.”
It comes as Russia faces condemnation in the UK and Syria. The Kremlin continues to deny it was responsible for the attempted assassination of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury.
It has also been blasted for a deadly chemical attack in Syria which left many, including children, dead. They deny involvement in both incidents.
“Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.
“President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay.
Russia has denied any involvement in the Salisbury and Syria crises
Russia’s TASS news agency said Russia was considering a number of responses to the new US sanctions.
Mr Peskov said: “We are analyzing the situation. The interests of our country are seen as of paramount importance.”
This evening Mr Trump condemned the chemical weapon attack in Douma, which left at least 42 dead.
Russia has warned the US it is in violation of ‘everything and anything’
Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Trump said he was talking to military leaders and would decide who was responsible for the attack.Mr Trump also called on Syria and Russia to open access to East Ghouta to allow international monitors and medical aid to enter.
And the US state department said: “There will be consequences for this unacceptable atrocity.”