Sunday, March 27, 2016
Kerry Says Cooperation With Russia Serves US Strategic Interests
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The cooperation with Russia serves the strategic interests of the United States, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Moscow to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin.
The US top diplomat discussed the Syrian peace process, as well as the Ukrainian crisis with Russian authorities.
"If Russia can help us and it is right now. Russia has helped to bring about the Iran nuclear agreement, Russia helped to get the chemical weapons out of Syria. Russia is now helping with the cessation of hostilities [in Syria]. And if Russia can help us to actually affect this political transition — that is all to the strategic interests of the Unites States of America," Kerry said in an interview to CBS "Face to Nation" program.
According to Kerry, the United States does not see any threat for its security in Russia's military actions in Syria.
On Saturday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted progress in relations between Russia and the United States. However, according to Peskov, there are "no illusions" that the US leadership could change its attitude toward Russia in a blink of an eye.