Former U.S. Secretary of state Condoleezza rice, who headed the state Department under President George W. Bush, believes that trump the White house of Donald trump in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin should become the power of the us armed forces. She stated this in an interview with Fox News channel.
“The restoration of the former role of the US Armed forces as a tool of deterrence,” rice said on the question of presenter. In her opinion, trump is not afraid to say “no”.
Trump should make clear to Putin that “the cold war is gone, our allies in Eastern Europe have to rely on us” (USA — approx. Tape.ru) and that “if necessary the President of the United States will protect them,” said rice.
“Increasing the military budget is an important signal that the United States will not tolerate certain things,” she added.
On 7 may, the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov spoke about the guidelines in relations with the United States. The Minister said that trump gave high assessment to the visit of Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Russia, as well as the results of telephone conversation with Putin on 2 may.
Putin and trump during the communication called for the continuation of contacts, as well as for organizing personal meeting in relation to the meeting of the summit “group of twenty” on 7-8 July in Hamburg. The Kremlin noted that the discussion was businesslike and constructive.
Tillerson paid a visit to Russia on 12 April and according to its results, said that relations between Russia and the United States are in the “low spot”. Trump, commenting on the visit, noted the “tremendous work” of his Secretary of state.
In November 2016 after the election of the American President in the Kremlin said that Russian-American relations leave much to be desired — “located at the bottom.”