The United States should analyze its own foreign policy and refuse to interfere in the affairs of other countries before unfoundedly accusing others of “aggressiveness,” says Elena Panina, a member of the State Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
Earlier in an article for the Washington Post, US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said that US sanctions against Russia would not be needed if the Russian Federation “refrains from aggression abroad.” In addition, the politician added that the United States and the Russian Federation may hold a dialogue on counterterrorism in the coming months.
As Panina noted in an interview with RIA Novosti, O’Brien’s theses from the article represent a combination of “self-evident statements” about the benefits for the whole world from good relations between the United States and the Russian Federation, characteristic of the Republican Party, political clichés about containing “aggressive Russia” following Reagan’s example and a number of constructive provisions related to international security.
“One of these constructive seeds is the words of Trump’s aide about cooperation in countering international terrorism. We must be clear that after the defeat of ISIS * (Islamic State *) militants in Syria and Iraq, the threat of international terrorism has not disappeared. On the contrary, against the background of a pandemic, a contraction in the world economy and a split in the global elites, the danger of international terrorism has increased many times over, the world has become more vulnerable than before, “Panina noted.
In this context, the deputy added, cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States in this direction is important not only for bilateral security, but also for the security of the whole world.
“With regard to accusations of” aggressiveness “on Russia, the United States should not blame others unfoundedly, but, first of all, analyze its own foreign policy, refuse aggressive interference in the affairs of other countries. Any dialogue is always a” two-way street, ” stated Panina.