Lavrov: Russia ready to work with US, but will respond to the unfriendly steps

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova fotobounce in the KremlinLavrov: Russia ready to work with US, but will respond to the unfriendly steps© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Russia is open to work constructively with the U.S. on all issues, but will respond to the unfriendly steps in accordance with the principle of reciprocity, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«As repeatedly emphasized the President (Vladimir) Putin, Russia is open to constructive joint work with the United States on all issues, ready to go part of the way to stabilize and improve relations degraded in recent years, not our fault. I hope that common sense in the foreseeable future, still return to the Washington corridors of power,» he said in an interview with the Italian newspaper «Libero».

According to Lavrov, «this, of course, will continue to answer any unfriendly steps in accordance with the principle of reciprocity».

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation noted that Russia does not seek confrontation with the United States. «We believe that in the common interest of Russia and USA – to achieve the joint efforts in the fight against terrorism, to stand together against drug trafficking, WMD proliferation, organized crime. Always in demand the coordination in the settlement of acute regional crises», he said.

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