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Vladimir Putin blasts US establishment for a “lack of political culture”

Vladimir Putin addresses the illegal US searches of Russian embassies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the closure and illegal searches of Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States.

According to Sputnik News Putin blamed the American establishment for a lack of political culture regarding the situation with the Russian diplomatic facilities in the US, saying that Moscow has the right to decide whether to cut the US mission by 155 employees for full parity, but will not do so yet.

Putin said at a press conference after the BRICS summit.

“Strictly speaking, if we talk about complete parity, there [would] be not 455 diplomats in Moscow, but 155 less. So, we reserve the right to make a decision about this amount of US diplomats in Moscow too, but we will not do that yet, we will see how the situation will be further developing.”

Vladimir Putin noted that Russia’s permanent mission to the United Nations was also conditionally included in the total amount of Russian diplomats in the United States.

“Strictly speaking, they are not diplomats accredited in the US State Department, but they are diplomats working in an international organization.”

The Russian President correctly informed the press in attendance that the US had pledged to secure the work of the United Nations when contending for the headquarters of the organization to be located in New York.

“The fact that the United States has reduced the number of our diplomatic missions is their right. Another thing is that this was done explicitly in such a boorish manner. It does not make our US partners look better.” 

“It is difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria with Australia. You can do nothing about it. That seems to be the level of political culture of a certain part of the American establishment.”

Putin further stated that “the American nation, the American people, America is really a great country, a great nation…of such people with such a low level of political culture.”

The Russian President added that Moscow was planning to file a lawsuit due to the deprivation of the right to administer its estate.

Sputnik News reports

The Russian President admitted Washington’s right to cut the number of diplomatic facilities but stated that it was done in a boorish manner.

On Thursday, the US State Department ordered Moscow to close down its Consulate General in San Francisco and two other diplomatic entities in New York City and Washington, DC by Saturday. After Russian diplomats left the US Trade Representative building in Washington, US security agents entered the premises and conducted a search, which, from Moscow’s perspective, was a breach of international law. The US State Department argues that the officers carried out a lawful inspection of the facilities.

In December 2016, then-US President Barack Obama decided to expel 35 Russian diplomats and block access to two Russian diplomatic compounds as a response to Moscow’s reported meddling in the US presidential elections.

In late July, Moscow announced its decision to reduce the US diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people, the same number of diplomatic personnel Russia has in the United States. Shortly thereafter, the US Embassy in Russia suspended the processing of non-immigration visas due to staff cuts.

Vladimir Putin stated in conclusion that he hoped Russia and the US would be able to find compromises in resolving bilateral and international issues.

“I very much hope that we will be able, as the current President of the United States [Donald Trump] was saying, to find some compromises in settling bilateral and international issues in order to ensure that they were resolved in the interests of both the US and Russian people, and resolved in the interests of many other countries, meaning our special responsibility for international security,” Putin said.

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Curtis Bok
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Curtis Bok

Please get rid of the ugly, hard-to-read font you are using for quotations!

Voltaire
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The problem with the “political culture” in the United States is that it has been hijacked by the neocons… And we all know that the vast majority of the neocons are Jewish “Many writers, including Joe Klein, Jacob Heilbrunn, and Alan Dershowitz, have said the obvious, that neoconservatism came out of the Jewish community.” (these three commentatrors arfe Jewish themselves so cannot be attacked fror being anti-Semitic) http://mondoweiss.net/2015/05/facing-neocon-captivity/ (a Jewish blog) We all know that the neocons caused the disastrous illegal US invasion of Iraq… They have also been the cause of the disastrous US intervention in Libya and Syria…and… Read more »

Scott Robinson
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Scott Robinson

See the AlJazeera documentary “Occupation of the American Mind.” “A look at the information wars waged by Israel and its supporters to win the hearts and minds of the American people.”

seby
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seby

US political culture died at Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.

Brian De Paolo
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Brian De Paolo

What political culture…a nation founded on the Law now does not uphold any Law…they do as they please being the exceptional people they think they are….

Elena Mraz
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Elena Mraz

american cowboys still exist

Kentus
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Kentus

What can you say?
Style is recognizable at least.
http://fotovision.no/GLP1/SeppukoAmericanStyle01Medium.jpg

Kent

Kurt Mueller
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Kurt Mueller

Oxymoron.

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