Media: US Secretary of state has prepared the program of development of constructive relations with Russia
One of the key tenets of the program is the importance of maintaining a relationship of “strategic stability” with Russia.
NEW YORK, June 20. /TASS/. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has developed a program, which sets out three main areas to establish a constructive working relationship with Russia. This was announced on Monday an American site BuzzFeed, citing information sources in the state Department.
According to their information, prepared Tillerson the document is classified and includes three main provisions. In the first the emphasis is on the fact to prove Moscow is counterproductive for both sides of a number of steps that Washington ascribes to the Russian Federation. In particular, we are talking about selling weapons to the Taliban in Afghanistan and the incidents of us diplomats in Moscow. In each case, the American side proposed to repel such actions.
The second item of the programme is to establish cooperation with Russia on areas that meet the strategic interests of the United States. Among those named ending the war in Syria, the defeat of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia), the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and joint work in the field of cybersecurity.
In third place is the importance of maintaining a relationship of “strategic stability” with Russia, said the source of the resource.
Not spelled out the role of neighbors
BuzzFeed, the publication draws attention to the similarity of this document with the strategy of the Obama administration in 2015 when the policy of “resetting” relations with Russia began to steadily change towards cooling.
Obama was the fourth item, which is not in the program Tillerson. We are talking about the provision of support to the neighbors of the Russian Federation in Eastern and Central Europe, including through NATO resources, said resource.
In 2014, after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and events in Ukraine, when the United States supported the transition of power in this country by the supporters of European integration, between the two countries began a sharp deterioration in relations. USA freeze cooperation with Russia in many areas, imposed sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities. Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions, announced the suspension of the Treaty on utilization of plutonium and freezing two research programmes in the nuclear field in connection with the “threat to strategic stability in a hostile action.”
At the end of 2016, the U.S. imposed sanctions against the intelligence services and a number of private individuals from Russia, accusing them of “meddling in the election,” and announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 35, which Barack Obama called “the employees of Russian intelligence.”