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Elena Panina: “Pompeo’s statement is another example of the degradation of American diplomacy”

The USA is consistently following the path of dismantling the global security architecture and getting out of the system of international treaties that creates it, without even bothering itself with the search for a plausible argument for such decisions. So the State Duma deputy, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs Elena Panina (United Russia) commented on the statement by the head of the US State Department Michael Pompeo, who justified the US withdrawal from the “Open Skies Treaty” by saying that Russia allegedly “uses the pictures obtained under the Open Treaty “in the interests of an aggressive new Russian doctrine of striking critical infrastructure in the US and Europe using high-precision conventional ammunition.”

The politician recalled that the concept of striking the enemy’s infrastructure with high-precision conventional ammunition was developed not in Russia, but in the United States.

“Prompt Global Strike, the global lightning-fast non-nuclear strike, is a purely American idea that the US military carried under Obama. Pompeo, apparently, did not find anything better than to attribute it to Russia. Before us is another example of the degradation of American diplomacy to the level of cheap propaganda.

The level of statements by Michael Pompeo corresponds to the level of comments of the leading Fox News, but is infinitely far from the standards and norms of responsible international dialogue, ”said Elena Panina.

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