00:24 GMT02 August 2021
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    The Russian Embassy in Britain ironically commented on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement that the Labour Party under newly-elected leader Jeremy Corbyn is a threat to the country’s national security.

    On September 13, Cameron, commenting on Corbyn’s election as the new leader of the Labour Party, wrote on his Twitter: "The Labor Party is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family’s security."

    "Just imagine UK media headlines if the Russian President called a leading opposition party a threat to national security?" the embassy responded on its Twitter account.

    Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko in turn congratulated Corbyn on his victory and expressed his hope for positive dialogue.

    "Congratulations to @JeremyCorbyn. Hope for positive change in terms of debate, incl on our relations. #corbyncabinet," Yakovenko tweeted.



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