The White House: The US does not seek to escalate relations with Russia

At the same time, as Jen Psaki stressed, Washington will respond decisively to Moscow’s actions that harm American national interests.

While the United States expresses concern about Russia’s misconduct and continues to hold Moscow accountable when necessary, Washington sees areas where Russia and the United States can continue to cooperate constructively. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, announced this.

When asked to comment on yesterday’s statement by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who said that the United States wants to establish “more stable and more predictable” relations with Russia, Psaki noted that the United States still “expresses concern” about Moscow’s illegal actions and holds it accountable, as was the case, for example, in the case of the situation in which the opposition leader Alexei Navalny found himself, or after the Kremlin attempts to interfere in the elections in the United States.

“At the same time, we believe that there are areas where we can continue to work together. This is how security relations and diplomatic relations around the world have historically developed,” Psaki said, adding that Washington is sending a clear signal to Moscow that the United States is not seeking escalation “either in terms of rhetoric or actions.”

“Of course, we reserve the right to take action if it is required in connection with their actions. And we want to have stable relations in areas where constructive work is possible, as, for example, in the case of… with the negotiations on Iran, “Psaki added, stressing that Washington will continue to “voice its concerns” about Moscow if it is caused by the Kremlin’s illegal actions. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that the United States wants to establish more stable relations with Russia, but much will depend on how responsibly the Kremlin decides to act. Blinken said this, speaking at a press conference in London, where he arrived for talks with colleagues from the G-7 countries.

Author: Steve Cowan
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