The United States wants to work with Russia “to make the world a safer place”. But if Moscow behaves “aggressively”, the Americans will respond. That has the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
The resistance against Nord Stream 2 is also decreasing: the gas pipeline that runs from Russia to Germany. The US does not want to oppose its ally Germany.
It is the first meeting of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. The first meeting between the two ministers will occur at a meeting in the margins of the Arctic Council in Reykjavik, Iceland.
“Our vision is that if the leaders of Russia and the United States can work together, the world will be a safer place,” said Blinken.
Despite the distinctly different ways in which the two countries view the world, it sounded optimistic “that ways could still be found to work together”. But Blinken immediately added that the US would respond appropriately to “aggressive acts” by Russia.