Rand Paul Going to Russia to Discuss Trade, Peace

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Rand Paul Going to Russia to Discuss Trade, Peace
Published 25-07-2018, 06:44

Jeffrey Rodack

.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he will go Russia in an attempt to prevent further escalation of tensions between the two nations.

His announcement that he will meet with unnamed Russia leaders came in a column for Politico. It follows President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Getty Images

"In just a few weeks, I will take my own trip to Russia in an attempt to discuss common ground with their leaders and help prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions," Paul said. "We will discuss trade, cultural exchanges and how to better work for peace and prosperity in the world.

"I look forward to consulting with Trump between his visit and mine and to working with diplomats from both countries to have a successful trip and better relationships. Millions of lives could be at stake."

 

And Paul, whose column was posted as Trump and Putin got set to meet, praised the president for the summit.

 

"I am thankful that Trump is once again willing to go against the political elite in Washington and keep the lines of communication to Moscow open.

Russia doesn't need to be considered our friend. But we certainly have overlapping interests — Syria, Islamic terrorism and energy — that require us to have an open dialogue and relationship."

Paul said keeping dialogue open is key to foreign policy.

"Dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as is the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russia," he said.

 

"So I applaud Trump for both chiding our NATO allies and greeting its expansion with skepticism, and I applaud him for sitting down with Putin. We should be doing more of such self-examination and dialogue."

 

Following Trump's meeting with Putin, the U.S. president blamed "both countries" for the strained relationship, The Washington Post noted.

 

russia-insider.com

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Any advice to Trump?
All those who have contributed to the Trump - Pence "Make America...
Any advice to Trump?
Top
popular in the journal
Eastern Economic Forum,...

Eastern Economic Forum,...

The 4th Eastern Economic Forum which held its plenary session on Wednesday, 12 September and heard important addresses from its host, Vladimir Putin, and from a ...
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 11...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 11...

WAR. I didn’t notice this at the time, but it’s effectively a declaration of war against Russia. I will be writing more but, in essence, the US State ...
Russophobia and the New Cold War

Russophobia and the New Cold War

When you think of U.S./Russia relations, what comes to mind? World War II and the struggle against the Third Reich? The subsequent Cold War and the decades-long fear of ...
RT Interview with the “suspects”...

RT Interview with the “suspects”...

Earlier today, RT released an interview which their editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan had with the two "suspects” whom Prime Minister Theresa May identified to ...
New York Times’ fraudulent...

New York Times’ fraudulent...

The New York Times published a fraudulent and provocative "special report” Thursday titled "The plot to subvert an election.”