Monday, October 10, 2016

Reuters — Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday he had detected increasing U.S. hostility towards Moscow and complained about what he said was a series of aggressive U.S. steps that threatened Russia's national security.
In an interview with Russian state TV likely to worsen already poor relations with Washington, Lavrov made it clear he blamed the Obama administration for what he described as a sharp deterioration in U.S.-Russia ties.
"We have witnessed a fundamental change of circumstances when it comes to the aggressive Russophobia that now lies at the heart of U.S. policy towards Russia," Lavrov told Russian state TV's First Channel.
"It's not just a rhetorical Russophobia, but aggressive steps that really hurt our national interests and pose a threat to our security."
The wake-up call.

The fundamental problem is that in the US view anyone that doesn't do what the US wants is posing a threat to US national security. "You are either with us or you are against us."

Russia says U.S. actions threaten its national security
Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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