Cannon: some forces in the U.S. derive personal benefits from the chaos in the middle East


MOSCOW, October 12. The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov believes that some forces in the U.S. derive personal benefits from the Americans created chaos in the middle East, but in General what is happening in the region is contrary to the national interests of Washington.

“Should not be exaggerated and the strength of the Western Alliance in General and the U.S. as leaders of the Alliance,” Pushkov said at an open tribune meeting on the theme “Russia and the West: what next?”. He drew attention that “serious pressure occurs to the West and refugees, and the Syrian events, and generally (events) in the middle East”.

“After all, the game is largely lost, I don’t believe that all this was orchestrated by the United States, in order to control the chaos and make something out of this”, – said the head of the Duma Committee. He admitted that he “does not really understand what they (the US) get from this”.

“I see a chain of poor decisions, from Libya to Iraq, and if someone tries this in “play”, and these people, of course, in the U.S. there is, then, maybe they derive some personal benefit, as the arms trade, financing of special services and so on. But this clearly does not meet the national interests of the United States,” – said Pushkov. In this regard, he advised “not to exaggerate the strength of the West as the patterns with which we (Russia) need to deal with.”

Pushkov also noted that the interests of the Russian Federation and the West currently intersect in a very narrow segment, but cooperation in these spheres is necessary.

Citing as an example the successful cooperation between Russia and the West to resolve the nuclear problem of Iran, Pushkov noted that “this selective interaction”. “And here’s the problem: the problem is that we have very narrow segment of interests,” the politician said. He wondered: “Can we use these segments?”. And he answered him: “I can’t, but must, no question about total confrontation should not be”. “But we must also dare to give the report that this segment is quite narrow,” said the head of the Duma Committee.