Us Senator trying to cancel anti-Russian sanctions

© AFP 2018 / Michael B. Tomalevski Senator Rand Paul. Archival photoUs Senator trying to cancel anti-Russian sanctions© 2018 AFP / Michael B. Thomas

Us Senator, member of the Republican party, Rand Paul tries to convince his colleagues in the Senate of the need to cancel anti-Russian sanctions and the benefits of cooperation with Moscow, according to Bloomberg.

As notes news Agency, to achieve these goals, the MP hopes to help the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman. It is noted that both policies met on August 28. During the conversation, Paul asked the Huntsman to note at the meeting with the Republicans about the need to resume dialogue on treaties on arms control. In addition, the Senator told the diplomat that the issue of sanctions against Moscow colleagues «prone to hysteria». The MP is convinced that «huntsman is the most suitable diplomat to provide the Senate with detailed information about the relations with Russia.»

In addition, according to Bloomberg, after the midterm congressional elections in November, he’s hoping to convince his party members to meet with Russian parliamentarians.

As writes the edition, the Senator’s trying to influence the President of Donald trump, that he, in turn, led a «softer policy» against Russia. But last week, the us President accused Moscow of violating the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles and vowed to get out of it. Paul criticized the decision, despite the fact that his colleagues in the Republican party more than a year preparing the soil for this.

Previously, trump said that the United States does not intend to comply with the INF Treaty, Moscow when it breaks, and will be released from the contract. The US President, commenting on the withdrawal from the agreement, also said that Washington will develop weapons. Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow wants to obtain a more detailed explanation from the United States, and added that the scrapping of the provisions of the INF Treaty would force Russia to take measures to ensure their safety. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that any action in this field will meet.

Relations between Russia and Western countries, including the US, have deteriorated amid the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The West has accused Moscow of meddling in the Affairs of Kiev and introduced a number of economic constraints. In response, the Russian side has embarked on import substitution.

Moscow has repeatedly stressed that it is not a party to domestic conflict or subject of the Minsk agreements and is interested in Kiev overcame political and economic crisis.

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