Biden rejects branding Russia ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

US President Joe Biden, asked by a reporter if he would blacklist Russia as a terrorist state, said simply, “no,” after months of non-committal answers from senior officials. A label of “state sponsor of terrorism” by the US, the world’s largest economy, has wide-ranging ramifications, with many businesses and banks unwilling to incur the risk of legal action by US prosecutors.

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