New Cold War?
The USA Secretary of State threatens Russia with international isolation
VLADIVOSTOK. 19 September. VOSTOK-MEDIA. The U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called upon Europe to support America to criticize of Russia.
To Ms. Rice’s words, Moscow brought relations to a crisis point and turned to appear in the international isolation. Speech of the secretary was harsh and she called on Europe to confront “aggression of Russia” not being afraid of “some deteriorating bombers”.
As examples, Rice mentioned “oil and gas” policy of Russia quasi threatening Russia’s neighbours, suspension of Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe, “threats to aim nuclear arms onto peaceful countries”, “weapons selling to countries which pose threats to international peace” and etc. Ms. Rice also criticized internal policy of Russia which, to her words, persecutes and assesses journalists and dissidents.
Talking about Russian economy Rice said that it was damaged by actions of Georgian administration. “Cooperation between Russia and the USA will no longer be in act. Russian request to join the International Trade Organization is doubtful now as well as membership in the Organization of economic cooperation and development. That is so called American revenge for aggression against Georgia.
Also Rice called upon Europe to confront Russian aggression saying that America and Western countries can stand together. Secretary accused Europe of too soft reaction towards Russia. “We will never accept when one country presses free countries, this situation will never make us give up. The USA and Europe should stand together against such countries”, - she said.
Though, Ms. Rice at the end of her speech said again that cooperation with Russia should not be ceased. “Whatever controversies and frictions between our countries are we will not let them stop preserving and broadening of relations between our communities. That is why we will prolong to stimulate students, scholars and professors who want to come to the USA”, - Ms. Rice said at the end.
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