Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky:
“Pompeo calls on the new leadership of the European Union to cooperate in countering the“ threats ”emanating from Russia, Iran and China. Washington is again trying to get Brussels to move in the American channel. In fact, dividing lines and a policy of confrontation are being imposed on our common Eurasian continent from across the ocean.
It is not Russia or Iran or China that threatens Europe. The real threat to global peace and stability is the exorbitant hegemonic ambitions of the United States.
Judge for yourselves: the EU’s sanction war with Russia, unleashed by the United States, results in millions of losses for European partners, Euro-Atlantic solidarity also plays far from the best role in security issues in the context of Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the INF Treaty, the JCPA – “Iran’s nuclear deal” – US fault can generally be frustrated, despite the tremendous efforts made to conclude it, including international mediators by the EU.
I am sure that it is time for the European Union to pursue its own pragmatic policy and build mutually beneficial partnership with all the major regional players – with Russia, and China, and Iran. Otherwise, the EU risks becoming a US satellite. ”