The state Department commented on Medvedev’s statement about relations with the United States

© AP Photo / Luis M. AlvarezЗдание of the US state Department in Washington. Archival photoThe state Department commented on Medvedev’s statement about relations with the United States© AP Photo / Luis M. Alvarez

Washington and Moscow need to find areas for cooperation, said at a briefing state Department spokesman Heather Nauert, commenting on the statement of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, about relations between the two countries.

«We the two nuclear superpowers. And people around the world agree that the US and Russia should be able to work with each other. Look at the ceasefire in the South-West of Syria, which has been observed for almost a month. And this is a good example of cooperation between the US and Russia», — said the diplomat.

Answering the question on Medvedev’s statement, Nauert noted that relations between the two countries are at «low level», but you have to find the «region of interaction».

At the same time, state Department spokesman declined to comment on Medvedev’s statement that the new sanctions are tantamount to a trade war. «If Russia is saying, it is, of course, has the right to speak, but more on this subject, I can’t say anything», she said.

On Wednesday, the President of the United States Donald trump signed the bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. While the White house issued a statement of the American leader, which notes that the document unfortunate and contrary to the Constitution of the United States. Trump did not rule out that Washington would take steps to prevent negative consequences for American business, friends and allies of the United States.

After the adoption of the law on sanctions, Medvedev noted that Washington announced Moscow full-fledged trade war, putting an end to the hope of improving bilateral relations. The head of government expressed confidence that new sanctions against Moscow will act in decades, and pointed out that the American establishment «outright beat» trump.

The state Department commented on Medvedev’s statement about relations with the United States© RIA Novosti, Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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