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US Senators call to "Urgently engage with Russia"
« on: March 08, 2018, 11:52:56 PM »
Putin's announcement of new nuclear weapons that cannot be hit with US's anti-missile defence, and the recent deployment of SU-57s to Syria were both unusual.  The announcement was headlined as "Listen to us now" in RT, from “We tried to talk to our partners. Russia is a major nuclear power. They kept ignoring us. No one was talking to us. So listen to us now.”  So he was asking for a dialogue.  Instead he got the usual rubbish from the Pentagon about being "aggressive" and a call to increase US defence spending, at a time when the economy is creaking and groaning with the strain of tax cuts for business, the Fed's QT, the infrastructure renewal project, and $20 trillion in debt. 

More urgently, North Korea has had talks with South Korea and agreed to not test his nukes and missiles.  Yet the next round of US-SK war games starts later this month and is sure to upset North Korea, as it would any country, particularly China and Russia. 

Meanwhile Trump's trade war made his chief economics man resign, and drew strong condemnation from Canada,  Mexico, Europe and UK and Australia.  China has hinted at something big coming as a result.

More threats and sabre-rattling at Iran, and new "defensive" weapons for Ukraine, all in the same week.

Will Trump and Putin have anything to talk about?
‘Urgently engage with Russia’: US senators call for dialogue after new nuclear arsenal unveiled
9 Mar, 2018
© Минобороны России / YouTube

A group of US lawmakers have called for strategic dialogue with Moscow. They feel that the matter is “more urgent” following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unveiling of a number of cutting-edge weapons systems.

“A US-Russia Strategic Dialogue is more urgent following President Putin’s public address on March 1st when he referred to several new nuclear weapons Russia is reportedly developing, including a cruise missile and a nuclear underwater drone,” a letter signed by US Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reads.

The letter, addressed to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, was published on Wednesday. The senators stressed that while the countries have many “significant” disagreements, including alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections and the “annexation” of Crimea, Moscow and Washington need to come to the negotiation table.

“Due to these policy rifts, not in spite of them… the United States should urgently engage with Russia to avoid miscalculation and reduce the likelihood of conflict.”
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