Situation In Middle East Will Be One Key Factors Of US-Russian Relations

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Situation In Middle East Will Be One Key Factors Of US-Russian Relations

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On July 11, US President Donald Trump nominated David Hale to be undersecretary of state for political affairs – the third highest ranking position at the State Department.

Hale is a career diplomat. Since 2015, he has been the ambassador to Pakistan. Previously Hale served in Lebanon (2013-2015) and Jordan (2005-2008).

His nomination is still needed to be confirmed by the Senate foreign relations committee.

At this very moment, acting undersecretary of state for political affairs is Stephen Mull. In contrary to Hale, Mull spent his previous years in Poland (2012-2015) and Lithuania (2003-2006).

The nomination of Hale signs that the situation in the Middle East becomes one of the key factros in the US foreign policy. It also took place ahead of an announced meeting between President Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Despite this, the US official rhetorics toward the Russian role in Europe remains not very friendly.

On July 11, Trump said that Russia uses gas supplies to control Germany and criticized NATO member states that approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Europe.

“Germany is captive of Russia because it is getting so much of its energy from Russia. They pay billions of dollars to Russia and we have to defend them against Russia,” Trump said at a breakfast with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg.

Trump’s remarks are caused by Germany’s decision to ignore the US pressure and to approve the Nord Stream 2 construction project.

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  • Rob

    Oil and gas are not only use in energy sector but it is use heavily in industrial sector. Thousands of different domestic and industrial products produce from oil and gas.

    The fabrics cloths, plastics, fertilizers, domestic and industrial equipments etc. without oil and gas the world cannot run. The oil and gas resources of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq etc will soon dry and for their future generations there will be nothing left to use in their industries to produce different products from oil and gas.

  • Rob

    Thank you admin of Southfront.com

  • John Whitehot

    “Germany is captive of Russia because it is getting so much of its energy from Russia. They pay billions of dollars to Russia and we have to defend them against Russia”

    Because, they should instead pay trillions of dollars for energy from the US, which being the pinnacle of democracy, and not a country that has an history of destroying entire peoples to take their oil, would not “hold them captive?”

    Perhaps Trump should start talking about “Stockholm Syndrome” in regards, as it seems that Germany and western Europe countries aren’t all that interested in US LNG.

    • Brother Ma

      Haha. How true. Trust us Europe because we are the Whitehats and Russia are the Blackhats!

      • John Whitehot

        the question is, do these people really talk in this way among themselves, when the cameras are off? imo they don’t, but i won’t be surprised at anything.

  • You can call me Al

    IGNORE Chump, he is a total t0sser, even though I wanted him to get in and had high expectations – all irradiated now.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      You are wrong about Trump he is a Tosser 2.0 where as Obama was No.1 Tosser in a pot, so this version could be more but would prefer less TBH.

      • You can call me Al

        Yep, fair play.

    • John Whitehot

      expectations on US presidents are void of any sense.

      this is how the US democracy works:

      the people is allowed to elect a president to exercise executive power, but defacto that power does not exist, because is 100% controlled by financial power.

      it should be clear by a long time that “the people” is completely cut off from any form of “the power”, and what “happens”, is just a parallel pantomime made to conceal from the public what “really happens”.

      the US has sold everything good and just it had, for a vulgar amount of money. If its people won’t take back those good and just things, and force them on their leaders, real and imaginary, the US will be destroyed, not only in essence, like it is today, but also in form.

  • John Mason

    Obviously Trump and his minions are uninformed: USSR ceased its’ existence 27 years ago and East Germany has rejoined with Germany and nearly all of the states that were under USSR control have been released and have their own sovereignty. It is also as plain as day that Russia doesn’t want any of the ex-states.

  • Rob

    In those countries the politicians and leaderships both are heighest level corrupt, in which politicians and leaderships every time takes loans from world bank and IMF.

    They transfer money from their poor countries to foreign countries by money laundering to build their assets in foreign countries. Which is called economic terrorism.

    Trump administration support these corrupt politicians while discourage real patriotic politicians and leaderships. This is the nation responsibilities to educate themselves and discourage corrupt politicians and leaderships. They are enemies of their own states.

  • Rob

    In this era the most poorist countries are the richest countries in the world by their natural resources because there are gold, diamond, Uranium etc. deposits but still the nations in these countries have lack of basic facilities. They have no enough food, no clean water, no hospitals, no enough medicines and no enough schools.

  • Smaug

    I’m just appreciating that a career diplomat got the job and it wasn’t given to some dingbat for political reasons.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They are all career dingbats according to Archie Bunker and then some.