The Kremlin agrees with the assessment of U.S. President Donald trump about the dangerously low level of relations with Russia and the US and notes the lack of cooperation in vital issues, said press Secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov.
“We fully share this view. The danger may lie in the lack of interaction and cooperation in those matters which are vital for our two countries and peoples,” — said Peskov.
Trump in his microblog on Twitter wrote that U.S. relations with Russia are at an all-time low and dangerous level, and for that you can thank Congress.
The US President Donald trump on Wednesday signed a law introducing a new package of anti-Russian sanctions. The law limits the powers of the President to lift the sanctions and gives Congress the final word in these matters. The law also codifies and gives the force of law sanctions that act on the basis of Executive decrees of President Barack Obama. This greatly complicates any prospects of lifting the sanctions, regardless of how the future will shape US relations with Russia.
Trump said later that he signed the law on sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea contains unconstitutional regulations, but the administration is to execute it — however, based on their own ideas about the powers of the President. In particular, trump is unhappy that Congress intends to examine in advance any of the President’s decision on modification or lifting of sanctions. Another provision imposes obligations on the Executive branch, which “contradict the exclusive constitutional right of the President to determine the time, scope and objectives of international negotiations.” These provisions of the act, according to the President of the United States, contrary to several decisions of the Supreme court.