Statements by the US attorney General about the cooperation of Apple with Russia cause "condescending smile," said RIA Novosti Director of the Department of international information security of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Andrey Krutskikh.

"Scale anti-Russian accusations reached in the US, another phase, namely: beat the that strangers were afraid. It’s bad they are characterized by", — said the Agency interlocutor.

U.S. attorney General William Barr informed 18 may accused Apple in cooperation with Russia and China attempting, in his words, to organize the surveillance of citizens.

Barr added that the company refuses to cooperate "with the countries where there is rule of law that respects privacy and civil liberties," no excuses.

According to the Prosecutor General, Apple’s policy on the protection of personal data, including from the security services threaten US national security.

The accusations came after the company refused to help unblock the smartphone, a soldier opened fire at a military base in Florida in December 2019.