Russia on U.S. sanctions: Washington should stop 'geo-political games'

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov looks on at the start of two days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations offices in Geneva October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/Files

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday Moscow did not understand new United States sanctions against Russia over Syria and Washington should stop playing “geo-political games”, RIA news agency reported.

“It is clear that this is a new, complicated moment in relations,” RIA quoted Sergei Ryabkov as saying.

The United States has sanctioned 10 targets, including a Russian bank, for supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Larry King