According to administration officials, the President seeks to cooperate with Russia on North Korea, Syria and Iran
Representatives of the US administration to act in defense of the decision of the President trump to accept the assurances of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who insisted that his country did not try to intervene in the presidential election of 2016. Assistants trump said Sunday that the President trusts the conclusions of us intelligence on the issue of Russian interference in American politics.
Over the weekend trump and Putin held an informal meeting during the APEC summit in Vietnam. At a press conference on Saturday, trump said that he believes the conclusions of us intelligence that Russia tried to influence the outcome of elections in the United States, and stated that it is time to turn our attention to more important issues.
“I think the friendly attitude of Russia is the eternal struggle with her is an asset, not a liability for the world and for our country,â€“ said the President.
According to trump, his predecessor Barack Obama and Secretary of state Hillary Clinton tried to “reset” relations with Russia, but never succeeded. Representatives of the administration in the Sunday interview, said that trump wants to cooperate with Russia in addressing international problems.
“Really, it’s time to leave this topic behind. I think the President was focused on important issues such as the DPRK and Syria, where we need to get along with Russia and have a common goal, and that is what is really important,” said Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin.
According to representatives of the administration, the Asian tour of the President are primarily concerned with global security and combating terrorism.
“This man (President of trump) holds office for 9 or 10 months. From the last administration, we inherited a very chaotic situation: North Korea nuclear weapons agreement with Iran, many hot spots around the world. And he’s trying to improve the situation â€“ and when working here, in his office, and during these trips around the world,” â€“ said Advisor to the President of Kellyann Conway.
However, the former Director of the CIA John Brennan and former Director of National intelligence James Clapper on Sunday told CNN that the President trump allows Russian and Chinese leaders to manipulate you, and that US security would be disastrous to assume that Russia will act in the interests of the rest of the world.
In the same vein, expressed and senior Republican Senator John McCain on Saturday criticized trump for trying to cooperate with Putin in the Syrian issue. According to McCain, Moscow is the main obstacle to a political solution of the Syrian problem, because it supports the current “murderous” regime.