On Wednesday, Interfax quoted the ministry’s press service as saying that Russia’s restrictions will affect media outlets registered in the United States. “They are ‘mirror measures’ to the harassment of Russian media in the United States and do not affect the mass media registered in other countries,” the press service was quoted as saying.
On Oct. 8, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that American outlets in Russia could expect retaliation if pressure on RT continued in the United States.
Russian senators, meanwhile, are reportedly proposing that the number of U.S. media organizations be cut to equal the amount of Russian outlets there.
Washington has requested that the Kremlin-backed RT America adhere to a 1930s foreign agent registration law amid concerns over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.