Mike Pence likened Russia and Iran to terrorism

Mike Pence

Vice-President Mike Pence said that the world has become more dangerous than ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Speaking at the Atlantic Council, he put in a number of Russia, Iran and terrorism, RIA Novosti reported.

“Against Russia’s attempts to redraw international borders by force and Iran’s efforts to destabilize the middle East to the global threat of terrorism, which can strike at any time, any place — I think the world is more dangerous today than ever after the fall of communism a quarter century ago,” said Pence.

According to the Vice-President, USA follow the obligations within NATO, adhering to the relevant article of the Charter of the Alliance, where an attack on one NATO member is an attack on a military unit as a whole.

Earlier on 5 June President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite called the main threat to the Baltic countries and Poland “the existence of Russia and Belarus.”

USA, member States of the European Union, as well as a number of other countries have introduced restrictive measures against Russia in 2014 and linking them with entry into the Russian Federation of the Crimea, and then — with the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The abolition of restrictive measures Western countries linked to the implementation by Moscow of Minsk agreements — a package of measures to stabilize the situation in the South-East of Ukraine.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that is not a party to the conflict, and the responsibility for the implementation of the agreements lies on the Kiev authorities. Also in Russia emphasize that the process of reunification of the Crimea is fully consistent with international norms.