On the eve of U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry arrived in Moscow on a two-day visit. In Russia, he met with President Vladimir Putin and foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The main topics of the talks was Syria, Ukraine and the fight against terrorism. A monstrous terrorist attack in nice, which killed more than 80 people, made an appointment with an American official even more relevant.
The visit of the chief U.S. diplomat in Moscow will last for two days. John Kerry arrived in Russia for talks with representatives of the Russian leadership, including President. This is the fourth visit of Secretary of state in may 2015, but the first time it coincided with such a tragic event – a major terrorist attack in nice. The main topics discussed were the situation in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the fight against terrorism.
“Effective cooperation in the fight against terrorism at the international level. And this should involve all countries”
The state Department said yesterday that the Central theme of the talks will be the situation in Syria, which is “very frustrating” Kerry. Earlier, The Washington Post reported that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama can offer Russia to create a new center for the coordination of the air campaign against the terrorist group “dzhebhat an-Nusra” in Syria.
The Russian side, in turn, hopes that Kerry’s visit will contribute to the improved atmosphere of Russian-American relations.
Following the General Protocol of the meeting the Secretary asked Vladimir Putin a personal interview. “Our last conversation with President Obama convinces me that we are indeed genuinely committed not only to the process of cooperation, its establishment, but also to achieve our results. I hope that today during our consultations you will be able to report to him, and please convey my best wishes to him that we have moved on in the discussion and resolution of issues for which it was gathered”, – said Vladimir Putin.
In turn, John Kerry said: “thank you very much, Mr. President, that you have found time to meet with me, I really appreciate the opportunity. I want to say also that President Obama sends best wishes to, he thinks that conversation that took place between you, was constructive. And we hope that will indeed be real progress has been made, which will measure the progress that will be realized. We are talking about Syria.”
“I want to say again that President Obama and I, we believe that the US and Russia are in a phase that we can really do very much that will benefit the world, and it’s not just about Syria, not only about Ukraine but also about other potential areas where we could achieve significant victories. We look forward to the opportunity to begin the work we have already carried out some preparatory work and therefore we hope that we will move forward,” Kerry said.
On the eve of direct talks, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow and Washington share information, but agreements on direct cooperation in the fight against terrorism is still to be achieved. He added that Friday will be the “main day” of negotiations on the Syrian issue, the main evaluation will be performed by Minister Lavrov and Secretary of state Kerry”.
After the meeting of John Kerry with the President of Russia it became known about the monstrous terrorist attacks in the French city of nice. The attack, which killed more than 80 people, occurred at the time of the celebration of the national holiday of France – Bastille Day. People gathered on the promenade des Anglais to watch the fireworks, the crowd was hit by a truck driver who crushed people and then opened fire. The executor of the terrorist act have already been identified – it 31-the summer local resident of Tunisian origin.
“The whole world is waiting for Moscow and Washington would take steps against terrorism”
After the tragedy, John Kerry met with Sergey Lavrov. Diplomats observed a minute of silence for the victims of terrorist attacks in France. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia stated that the dialogue with U.S. Secretary of state acquires more relevance in connection with the incident. “We will continue the dialogue begun at the meeting in the Kremlin, yesterday’s meeting allowed us to sharpen the discussion of the Syrian issue”, – said Lavrov, reports RIA “Novosti”.
John Kerry in turn said that the negotiations with the President of Russia was extremely important and relevant. “I think the whole world now lays hopes on us and expects us to as expeditiously as possible has taken steps that would give to feel that we’re making every effort to put an end to the threat of terrorism and to unite the whole world, putting an end to their heinous approach to life,” he said.
The Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov after the news of the attack in nice has stated the need to hold an international summit on terrorism. “Now in the world there are so many summits and high level meetings about the financial problems, economic problems, problems of global warming, security issues in the world,” Pushkov told TASS.
“I think that, of course, already objectively there is a need for a major international summit on terrorism. For me it is quite clear that the events of the last half of just pushing, in my opinion, the world leaders in this area,” he added.
Because the fight against terrorism must be conducted on a global level, agreed the experts.
“For anybody not a secret that today’s terrorism is global. As practice shows, it is not in any one country, for example in Syria, his cells are everywhere, – said the newspaper LOOK President of the center for social and political studies “Aspect”, member of the Public chamber, political analyst Georgy Fedorov. – It is clear that in the fight against this terror requires global cooperation and intelligence services, and States, if they really want to win.”
He reminded that the U.S. has resorted to double standards: on the one hand, say that we should cooperate with other anti-terrorist torpedo Russia’s actions, impose sanctions and other meaningless from a practical point of view things. “Effective cooperation in the fight against terrorism at the international level. And this should involve all countries”, – concluded the expert.
“Russia by the mouth of all our leaders from President to Ministers, members of Parliament, senators said for several years that there is a real threat to the world, an entire civilization and have to deal with them together. And some continue to play political games, trying to undermine Russia, to impose some sanctions,” – said the newspaper VIEW political scientist, Director of the International Institute of the newest States Alexey Martynov.
If we don’t fight together, no result will be more people die, blood will flow, the expert said. He wondered how many more must occur such horrible events, “to have someone’s brain fell into place and they stopped the bullshit?”
The analyst recalled that suffer everything in nice, where the attack occurred, and now millions of tourists from different countries of Europe, the world, including Russia and the United States. “And who will protect us?” shrugs the source. That’s what happens when “flirting with international terrorism, an attempt to use it for their own purposes,” – said Martynov.
He added that the US is directly responsible for terrorist activity in Europe, particularly in France. Like many European countries, the French refused a sovereign intelligence, leaving only the decorative segments, in favor of the global security services that guarantee their safety. “The role of global security services in Europe for many years, decades are American. They are responsible for what is happening today on the streets of European cities,” – said the expert. You can guess, incompetence or intent, “but the fact that there are people dying is a fact,” he concluded.Related posts: