September 3, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russia’s Ambassador to UN Vasily Nebenzya told reporters that relations between Moscow and Washington are at an “unaffordable low level.”
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“This, of course, does not add anything positive not only to our relations, but also to the international situation, as those relations are a factor our partners mind,” he said. “They are calling on us in person and indirectly to fix, at last, the relations. This would be to the benefit not only for us but for the world.”
He did however highlight the positive relations between the two rival states at the UN Security Council.
“Moreover, now the Security Council, luckily, and maybe not in the present context, is among the few platforms where we do cooperate with the U.S.,” he continued. “And we are doing so not to demonstrate something positive between us, but since this cooperation at the UN is extremely important for the world.”
“I was asked whether the worse relations with the U.S. could affect the cooperation at the UN, and I replied that we are above point-scoring and do not want the bilateral relations to affect settlement of security problems,” the diplomat said.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.