Putin regrets bad relations with the US, says it’s not Moscow’s fault

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October 19, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he regrets that relations between Russia and the US are not cordial but emphasized that it was not Moscow’s fault.

“Unfortunately, our relations have gone into a freeze,” he told the Eastern Economic Forum on Saturday. 

“I believe, this is not our fault,” he continued.

“It is quite possible to unilaterally pull out of the anti-missile defense treaty and build up this system while using the pretext of an Iranian nuclear threat. However, once it disappears, once the Iranian nuclear threat is gone, they act as if everything has been forgotten and continue developing that system in spite of everything. On the other hand, if our counterparts see it from a different point of view, the logic of respecting mutual interests – one another’s interests – then our relations could change fundamentally,” Putin explained.

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