The situation in the field of disarmament depends on Russia and the United States, said Kosachev

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The question of interaction of Russia and the United States in maintaining strategic stability, of course, a priority, and the country could start with his full cooperation, but the risk is great that the White house will be bound hand and foot by the Congress, the head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev.

The Senator also noted that the so-called «plan (Secretary of state Rex — ed.) Tillerson» while it is known only in the form of leaks to the media. «However, to assume that there is something concrete it is possible. For the intention to change the situation in the Russian direction is indicated for a long time, and this prevents only anti-Russian inter-party consensus at the Capitol,» said Kosachev, RIA Novosti Tuesday.

Previously, BuzzFeed, citing a secret document of the us state Department reported that Tillerson has prepared a plan for building relations with Russia. It is reported that the plan Tillerson three main points: it is supposed to convince Moscow to refrain from «aggressive actions against the United States» and make it clear that the United States will respond to actions that, they believe, is directed against their interests; the dialogue with Russia on issues of strategic interest for the United States, including Syria and North Korea, and cybersecurity; the importance of maintaining strategic stability with Russia.

According to Kosachev, if it already has features strategy and plan is interesting doubly. «Because there is something I can work with. But it is clear that «three points Tillerson» can be a platform for dialogue and a barrier for him,» he added.

«Point – maintaining strategic stability with Russia, of course, a priority. The U.S. and Russia – world leaders, and from them two maximum depends on the situation in the sphere of disarmament and arms control», — said the Senator.

He recalled that Russia has tried to start a «reset» with the Obama administration that the result was. «I see no obstacles to that, to start such negotiations with the property (Donald) trump,» — said Kosachev.

However, the risk is great that the White house and there will be bound hand and foot by the Congress, he said. «That, however, does not prevent to begin the conversation, which is actually folded in recent years. Let’s start, as we’ll see,» — he stressed.

Speaking of «the plan Tillerson,» Kosachev noted and the desire to persuade Moscow to refrain from «aggressive actions against the United States» as the first item. «I can quite responsibly declare that none of Russia’s actions were not specifically directed against the United States. Neither Ukraine nor in Syria, nor elsewhere. Or even in situations where our military is dangerously closer together during the exercise. Though, because it is not happening in the Gulf of Mexico,» — said the MP.

So the problem is not «aggressive actions of Russia», and the American interpretation of our steps and how the States interpret their interests, he said. «If their interests – the whole world, any country, to defend their own interests, will automatically be the «aggressor,» says the Senator.

The second point is the dialogue with Russia on issues of strategic interest for USA, including in Syria and North Korea, and cybersecurity is also a matter of interpretation, the politician believes. «If the Syria – there can’t be topics as to fight against the legitimate authorities of this country, but to joint action against terrorists, we call for a long time and persistently,» said the legislator.

«If the DPRK – not to act in a «club» and not to build a provocative strategic military systems in the region, but to strengthen the existing international format,» — said Kosachev.

With regard to cybersecurity, if it is solely the topic, «how to deal with Russian hackers», this is clearly not enough for dialogue, the MP said. «Otherwise, we also, of course, ready. Especially considering the percentage of cyberattacks that comes from the territory of the United States», — concluded the head of the Federation Council Committee.

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