Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


U.S. Ambassador Huntsman: President Trump Sincerely Seeks Détente with Russia

April 25, 2018 (EIRNS)—Speaking at a media roundtable in Vladivostok, yesterday, U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman emphasized that President Trump

“has said repeatedly that he wants a better relationship with Russia. Repeatedly. And he has said quite clearly that he would like to engage personally with President Putin.”

Huntsman went on to say that

“every time I’ve met with President Trump or talked with him about this subject, many times now, he’s said the same thing. From day one ... I think my President is very sincere when he says that he wants a stable, predictable, manageable U.S.-Russia relationship. And I think President Putin would like the same thing.”

Stressing the importance of building people-to-people relationships, Huntsman reported how much he enjoys traveling around Russia and meeting people from different backgrounds because,

“I find every time I meet with Russian people, how much commonality there is between Americans and Russians. We lose perspective sometimes—we lose sight of that when we read only the politics of the U.S.-Russia relationship, which sometimes is strained as it is today. But, we can find solutions to all those issues. There isn’t one issue that is impossible to resolve. We can resolve all of them if there is a will on both sides to work toward that end.”

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