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Jacques Cheminade Sent Message to Macron in St. Petersburg, via RT France Interview

PARIS, May 28, 2018 (EIRNS)—On May 25, while French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at length in the context of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Jacques Cheminade, long-time French associate of Lyndon and Helga LaRouche, was the invited guest of RT France’s evening news program.

Prior to the interview, the RT anchor woman had aired an ironic exchange, in which the Russian President asked Macron if he wanted Russia’s help to make Europe more secure? Putin was obviously amused at the furious reactions of his European counterparts over Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw from the six-nation 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

RT asked Cheminade whether Putin’s question to Macron made him smile. Cheminade replied:

“I think we have to see the whole situation from above. It is a good thing that Macron went to the Petersburg Forum in Russia, and he talked about sovereignty, cooperation, strong multilateralism, and independence, and stated that he wants to create a base of trust with Russia.”

Cheminade continued with determination, “But, I think the first basis for trust, is to lift the sanctions. France must, of its own initiative, say it will lift the sanctions against Russia.”

Cheminade and the interviewer then covered several topics, ending with this exchange:

RT: Last question. Do you think France is trying to make a great split by trying to be both on the side of the U.S. and reaching out to Russia?

Cheminade: I think the moment of choice will come for Emmanuel Macron on the two fundamental questions, the two subjects he should have discussed with Putin. The first is a new international economic order. Everybody knows that the present order is going straight towards collapse, to an extremely grave crisis, a financial tsunami. What must be done is to establish a win-win system with the Eurasian Economic Union [EAEU] and with China. The role of China can be fundamental because China espouses what it calls in its tradition, tianxia, an inclusive policy of mutual development which represents the future for all. And in that sense, we can go with China and Russia towards that future, without being anti-American. We must tell Trump: You said that relations with China and Russia should be good, and that that was good for Russia, for the U.S., and for the world. Then do it, not the opposite.

Trump is under the influence of a staffers pushing him to behave like a warhawk. So one of the missions we must take up, is to say that, in the very short term, President Trump and President Putin should meet, to be clear about what the U.S. wants to do. Because one time he says one thing, the next time another; one day he meets Kim Jong Un, the next day it’s cancelled, and now it’s on again. So we must be clear about all that, and clarity demands that we have a long-term economic plan, including in its effects of mutual development in countries such as Syria, which have to be rebuilt. It’s all fine and good to talk about a new Constitution or about elections, very fine, but if there’s no reconstruction, it won’t function.

Furthermore, we need a policy of cooperation with Africa so that it becomes a new China. Russia, China, and France must put the U.S. in front of its responsibilities. They either join, or if they want to go against, then it won’t work.