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Some of Russia’s actions, taken recently, are a threat to the international order. Such opinion in interview to “Moskovsky Komsomolets” was expressed by the U.S. assistant Secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor Tom Malinowski relations. According to him, in the world there is broad international consensus on this issue.
“The existence of a strong and prosperous Russia, which recognizes the rule of law that respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbors and which has made a positive contribution to world Affairs, in the interests of the entire world,” Malinowski said, noting that at present “Russia plays no such role in all spheres”.
The assistant Secretary also stressed that Washington never conducted anti-Russian policy. According to him, the USA are interested in that the Russian Federation was a strong and democratic country. “This will meet the interests of Russia itself, and the interests of the United States. I don’t expect that Russia would agree with US on every issue. I expect that in some areas we still will have a healthy competition,” he said. Malinowski added that Moscow and Washington could work together “for the sake of global security and prosperity.”
On March 17, the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter has listed Russia among the main threats to the security of the United States. According to him, currently the greatest threat comes from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and international terrorism.
In February, the Pentagon asked for a raise in fiscal year 2017 funding to 582,7 billion.
In the defense Ministry suggested that bellicose statements by the representatives of the Pentagon related to the desire of the American military Department to Supplement the budget. The representative of Department major General Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian threat” since the middle of last century is the most successfully “sold” the Pentagon’s threat not only to U.S. Congress and NATO partners”.