Russia will continue to strengthen cooperation with Cuba, said in the Federation Council

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The U.S. position will not affect Russian-Cuban relations, the Russian Federation will continue to strengthen cooperation with Cuba in all spheres, including in military-technical cooperation, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.

The President of the United States Donald trump during his speech in Miami said that undoes the one-sided deal the administration of former President Barack Obama to normalize relations between Washington and Havana.

«Of course, any new U.S. policy towards Cuba is no question. Donald trump intends to continue the same policy which was pursued by all American presidents since the Cuban revolution,» said the Senator.

But for Cuba, it is unlikely that anything will change in many decades, a country already accustomed to the openly hostile attitude from the United States, and for a short period of warming, if it can be called that, have not had time to relax, he explained.

«As for the Russian-Cuban relations, such a reversal of American policy on them has no effect. We will continue to strengthen our traditional cooperation in all spheres, including in military-technical sphere», — said Klintsevich.

However, he does not believe that right now the Russian or Cuban parties may raise the issue of resumption of the base at Lourdes. «However, we do not know how events will develop further, and I wouldn’t rule out anything,» — said the politician.

Klintsevich also noted that «Cuban fire» trump leads to some reflection — «it is impossible not to see that at the moment of his «new deal» is limited to attempts of revision of the very few decisions the previous us administration, not only in Russia but also in many other countries, including Federal States, have been evaluated with a plus sign».

The MP said that he has in mind not only the normalization of relations between Washington and Havana, but also an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. «I don’t want to go into the reasons for this, but the trend is clear,» concluded the legislator.