Lavrov called those responsible for the deterioration of Russian-American relations
MOSCOW, 4 Jul — RIA Novosti. Moscow hopes for release of Russian-American relations out of the impasse, ready to seek their recovery, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“The hope of the withdrawal of cooperation from an artificial current impasse there, but the future relations depends not only on us but also on the American side,” he said in an interview with the Arab newspaper “Ash-shark al-Ausat”.
“Russia is open to ensure that along with the new US administration to seek ways to improve relations based on the principles of mutual respect and consideration of each other’s interests. Unfortunately, bilateral relations remain hostage to a showdown in the American establishment,” added the Minister.
According to him, that the Russian-us relations dropped to the current low level, not the fault of Russia. “This is a direct consequence of the policy of the administration of (former U.S. President — ed.) Barack Obama, which destroyed the Foundation of cooperation, and before leaving laid his mines under long-term actions to make life difficult for their successors”, — said Lavrov.