Giuliani: trump will reboot relations with Russia

WASHINGTON, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti, Dmitry Zlatarev. The US President-elect Donald trump will reboot relations with Russia, said on Monday the former mayor of the city of new York Rudolph Giuliani, who is known as one of the main candidates for the position of Secretary in a new administration.

“Giuliani said the administration trump will reboot relations with Russia and China. He noted that the administration (the current US President Barack) Obama have turned Russia into an enemy, and that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not respect Obama” — expounds the words of the former mayor, the newspaper the Wall Street Journal.

As the newspaper notes, “trump repeatedly talked about the willingness to cooperate with Putin, but Giuliani expressed a slightly different view of the possible development of relations.” “Russia thinks is a competitor in military terms, but it is not. Our reluctance under Obama even to threaten the use of weapons made Russia such a powerful” he said.

In General, however, Giuliani believes that foreign policy is trump to be to focus on the fight against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). “In the short term, ISIS is a major threat, and not because this group acts in Iraq and Syria. It does things never done “al-Qaeda”: it could spread around the world,” said the politician, who was mayor of new York during the attacks of September 11, 2001. However, as noted, he did not specify exactly what trump will do in this fight.

Turning to China, Giuliani noted the focus of trump’s involvement of this country in trade.

Earlier on Monday, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal and the AP have called Giuliani, one of the main contenders for the position of Secretary of state in command of the trump. Among other candidates, in particular, are called the former permanent representative to the UN John Bolton and former speaker of the house of representatives newt Gingrich.