Putin: key issues we have with the US can and should agree.

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The power of the bureaucracy in the U.S. is very strong, often hinder the best plans, but on key issues we can and should negotiate, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in interview to the French newspaper Le Figaro.

«I already talked with one President of the United States, and with the other, and the third presidents come and go, but policies are not changing. You know why? Because a very strong power of the bureaucracy,» — said the Russian leader, adding that «to change something is difficult enough».

To illustrate his words, he gave an example of a campaign promise of ex-US President Barack Obama about closing the Guantanamo Bay prison.

«That’s Obama – the advanced man, a man of liberal views, is a Democrat, he is before the election his promised to close Guantanamo. Did? No. Why? He did not want to? Really wanted to, I sure wanted to, but failed. He sincerely sought it. Does not work, it’s not so simple», — said Putin.

He stressed that «it is hard to imagine — people in shackles going there for decades without trial».

«You imagine, France would have done or the guts to be gobbled up long ago. No, in the United States is perhaps still ongoing – by the way, the question of democracy», — said the President of the Russian Federation.

«I’m not for this example, this has led – I led because it is not so simple. But still I have a certain percentage of cautious optimism, it seems to me that we are on key issues can and should negotiate,» he added.