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RT Editor Says Company Will Register as Foreign Agent in US

Thursday, 09 November 2017 01:38 PM

MOSCOW (AP) — The chief editor of Kremlin-funded satellite TV channel RT says the company will accede to a U.S. demand to register as a foreign agent but intends to challenge the issue in court.

RT reported Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice has demanded the registration be done by Monday. The department did not immediately respond to a request for comment by The Associated Press.

Chief editor Margarita Simonyan said that failure to register could mean the arrest of RT's American director and the freezing of its accounts.

She said on RT's Russian-language website that "between such consequences and registration as a foreign agent, we are forced to choose registration. Although, of course, we categorically disagree with this requirement."

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