Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking on November 19 in the framework of the "government hour" in the State Duma, remembered how his American colleague John Kerry in one of the private conversations suggested "ignore" in the words of President Barack Obama's Russia policy to classify global Threats par with LIH and Ebola. Despite the fact that Lavrov's comments could be interpreted in different ways, some experts questioned after such words in the consolidation foreign policy of the US administration.
"Not so long ago, talking with John Kerry, I asked him what it means (talking about Obama's statement that Russia considers a threat - Ed.). He said: "Do not pay attention", "- Lavrov started.
"No respectable large, powerful, great power like this consumerist approach to its partners: where I need you, you are me, please, help, and where I want to punish you, you listen to me," - Lavrov finished.As the words of the minister, Kerry wanted to discuss at the moment the Iranian nuclear program and the situation on the Korean peninsula, and apparently tried to distract his Russian counterpart on what interested him more.
Although the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, rather, are a reproach to Kerry, who was trying to manipulate the agenda, but, for example, the head of analytical services "Heathcliff", political analyst Maksim Zharov admits that Lavrov said could be a hint, and the presence of differences in White House on relations with Russia.
"The Obama administration has long been a conglomerate of different ideologies and camps. That the American press writes, say, about the midterm elections, which were held in the US not so long ago, shows that serious disagreements about their outcome is, even among Democrats. And we talk about how to set up the Republicans, who took in the Congress and Senate, all they could, and did not have to - the expert believes. - So the word Lavrov at the State Duma may mean that Russia is aware of these differences in the American elite and about Russian-American relations, and about the Ukrainian conflict. And these differences can take to slow down the radical scenario, which I'm sure the Americans will offer Ukraine. "
Another similar signal to potential supporters of a compromise political scientist believes the recent talks with Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
"The talks with Lavrov, Steinmeier and his speech in the Duma will allow somewhat slow down the implementation of radical scenarios in Ukraine," - admits Zharov.
Admits "some inconsistencies" in the actions of the various wings of the White House and the director of the US study of the Franklin Roosevelt, D.Sc. Yuri Rogulev.
"I do not think this is some kind of capital differences. This can be attributed to the lack of coordination.Say, if Obama turned for advice to Kerry might this formulation (which Russia is a threat on par with Ebola - Ed.) And would sound, because for the Secretary of State, which specifically implements the foreign policy of the United States, there are several other threats " - he says.
According to the analyst, the State Department is "sensible" high-ranking officials who favor dialogue with Moscow.
"This does not mean that people who are in favor of continued dialogue with Russia will oppose condemnation of Moscow's position on Ukraine. But there are nuances: they work in the State Department and included in the government.And the president has its own administration and its advisers.That's the difference in the teams positions may well be, "- says Rogulev.
Skeptical about the version differences, deputy director of the Institute of USA and Canada, doctor of historical sciences Valery Garbuzov. According to him, about US foreign policy must be judged not by verbally signals, and by action.
"And they consist in the fact that the US has initiated sanctions policy against Russia, who made anti-Russian bloc and, apparently, for a long time - said the expert. - That's just the complexity of the current situation that both Democrats and Republicans who argue themselves hoarse on domestic issues, have found a common problem that brings them together - it's a very negative attitude towards Russia. "
According Garbuzova, supporters of reconciliation with Russia came to power in the United States in the early 1970s. It's about a Republican president Richard Nixon and his Secretary of State Henry Kissinger led.
"They were moderate conservatives, moderate Republicans who sought to dialogue. They establish relations with Communist China, the Soviet Union. Then began detente with the USSR. And today, these people neither Democrats nor Republicans have not ", - complains expert, however, adding that a few years ago in the Obama team were people who wanted a dialogue with Russia," but that era is over, a new - the era of confrontation and sanctions. "
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