The US President Donald trump will try to conclude with Russia a deal to combat terrorism and the economy. As reported RIA Novosti, said on Tuesday, February 21, the press Secretary of the White house Sean Spicer.
“He [trump] said clearly that if he will be able to make a deal with Russia that was trying to do the last few administrations, it will do so, and if you can’t — you won’t. But he will try,” said Spicer, noting that the President’s ability to make such an agreement indicates that he is a successful businessman and negotiator.
According to the press Secretary of the White house, if Washington and Moscow will “find common ground” on the defeat of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) and economic interests, then the deal will be concluded. “This is what we will continue to work with Russia. If it is in the interests of the United States, he [trump] will make a deal,” added Spicer.
Earlier on February 21, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said that the U.S. and Russia could improve relations, but this will not happen if the restoration of ties will hurt European allies of Washington.
On 14 February the press Secretary the White house said that trump expects Russia’s active participation in de-escalation of the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine and return Crimea. He also said that trump wants “to be able to get along with Russia, unlike the previous administration,” to solve many problems such as the fight against “Islamic state” (ISIS, an organization banned in Russia).
Earlier during the presidential election campaign trump has declared its readiness in the event of his victory to improve relations between Moscow and Washington.