Mike Pompeo: "We did not see a war with Irn"

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov receives US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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The Russian Foreign Minister,Serguei Lavrov, and the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, have verified this Tuesday in Sochi (Russia) thatIran and Venezuela continue to face both governments. On pressure on the Nicols Maduro regime, Lavrov reminded the US that: "Democracy is not established with force." Regarding the Iranian crisis, Pompeo has said thatUnited States "does not contemplate a war with Irn", but has warned that to continue the diplomatic pressure on that country. Both have advocated improving the relations between their respective governments, an "effort" that has come up in recent years with ups and downs.

The Russian president himself has signed up to that idea in a statement shortly after the press conference of the two ministers.Putin wants to "completely restore" the ties between Russia and the United States.The Russian leader recalled that he spoke withDonald TrumpA few days ago: "I got the impression that the president (American) is willing to restore relations and Russian-American contacts to solve together some problems that interest us both sides," he said after seeing Pompeo. Among these problems he has cited theweapons of mass destruction, environmental issues and oil production.

It was the first time the two spoke since the content of the Mueller report was made public. The heads of diplomacy of both countries met on the shores of the Black Sea to try to eliminate the obstacles that have accumulated in the bilateral relationship. On the table, everything related to arms control and the resumption of consultations to save the New Start Treaty that limits the offensive strategic armament and expires very soon: in 2021. Regarding the US request for Presidents Trump and Putin they meet during the next G20 summit in June,Lavrov has said that "if there is an official proposal we will react positively".

NO AGREEMENT REGARDING IRN

Russia, like the European countries, is in favor of maintaining the 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear program, from which the United States withdrew. Irn has decided for its part to suspend part of the commitments of the agreement. Regarding this crisis Iran,Pompeo said that from the United States "we did not see a war with Irn", but I warned that to continue the diplomatic pressure on that country. The two leaders could not agree on the Joint Action Plan after the escalating nuclear ambitions of the regime. Lavrov claimed to have detected the US interest in seeking a "political solution" to the Iran nuclear crisis, whose aggravation was caused by Tehern's recent announcement to partially renounce his obligations. "I hope that certain agreements can be reached with the support of the United States and Russia," Lavrov said.

Washington "continue to apply sanctions and pressure" to Irnsaid Pompeo. Lavrov referred to the plans for the deployment of the US in the area and "to end up reigning the reason" against the idea "of 120,000 soldiers, which I hope are no more than rumors because it is a region that is already overloaded with conflicts" . Russia once again behaved as Irn's best ally insisting that "we do not support and consider wrong the decision to leave the joint action plan and the sanctions that prohibit having any kind of business, and I hope that my European and Chinese partners keep in touch with the US because we are in a vicious circle. "

LESSONS ON VENEZUELA

Another topic of discussion between Pompeo and his Russian counterpart was Venezuela, where Moscow wants to prevent an American intervention. The distances, again, were evident: "We have disagreements, I want my Russian colleagues to support the Venezuelan people in their desire for democracy," said Pompeo, who insisted that"Maduro must leave". Pompeo, whose country backs the opposition leaderJuan Guaid(recognized as president of the country by more than 50 nations) believes that Maduro must resign to "end the suffering of the Venezuelan people."

Asked by a journalist for the reasons of his support for the Maduro regime,Lavrov explained that "democracy can not be established by force", and noted that "the threats against Maduro's government, which come from the US and Guaid, have nothing to do with democracy." The Russian foreign minister recalled how first in Iraq and then in Libya the US dictates that democracy should prevail, "and we do not have to say how democracy is in those places now."

UKRAINE AND WAR FRA

Washington and Moscow continue to clash over the annexation of Crimea. "It is unacceptable, we will continue to work on it, we ask Russia to take steps to free the Ukrainian sailors (detained near the Kerch Strait) and move towards a ceasefire" in Donbs, said Pompeo. In the opinion of Lavrov, the two former powers of the Fra War "have accumulated too many suspicions and prejudices" that do not bring them any benefit and that only provoke a "mutual rejection". Now, he has pointed,It's time for a new "responsible and constructive" for the United States and Russia. Lavrov noted that Pompeo and l agree "on the importance of restoring communication channels, which have been frozen in large part by a wave of baseless accusations against Russia over alleged attempts to interfere in US elections and even the existence of a secret agreement. between senior US and Moscow officials. "

Disarmament is another reason for friction between both countries. The United States and Russia recently decided to abandon a treaty of the era of the Guerra Fra that prohibits earth-ground missiles with a range of between 500 and 5,500 kilometers. Now they must negotiate the next treaty of control of nuclear armaments Start, because the current treaty ends in 2021. Pompeo sent a message from its president:"Trump thinks that gun control is important, he wants to work with Russia and that it is verifiable and that it includes China". Both parties have agreed to establish responsible people so that they can work in that line. Moscow must in turn "prove" that interfering in the US elections "is a thing of the past," said Pompeo.

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