MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev called encouraging news about the appeal of several of U.S. senators for talks with Russia in view of the statements of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in connection with the new arms and made during the reading of the message to the Federal Assembly.
“The news that is encouraging. After many months and even years of harsh rhetoric from us congressmen and senators to Russia until the requirements to sever relations, there are signs of “positive” not “negative” parliamentary pressure, and to the President of the United States, not our country,” Kosachev wrote on his page in Facebook.
The Senator noted that the US and Russia have the same threats in the modern world and countries are not a threat to each other. However, according to him, the latter becomes significant only after in Washington will realize that both countries have common threats.
Earlier, several senators in the name of U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson letter, urging him to continue talks with Russia on strategic issues and the extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms, following statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin. This appeal was signed by four of the hundred members of the upper house of Congress – Democrats Edward Markey, Jeff Merk, Diane Feinstein, and independent Senator Bernie Sanders.