Relations between Moscow and Washington may seriously aggravate after the presidential election in the United States. Furthermore, an anonymous source at Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said that the relations between the two countries may virtually come to nothing, Interfax reports.
“We are ready for any development of the situation,” a source from the ministry told reporters Tuesday. The source added that Moscow may afford not to maintain relations with any partners, if the latter desire so.
The above was the reaction of the anonymous source from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia to recent remarks from Republican John McCain, who stated that the USA must take a tougher stance on Russia and exclude the country from the Group of Eight.
The source also said that the USA had put its relations with Russia to test.
“Everything is fine until we are told how we should behave, whom we should be friends with, whom we should sleep with and whom we should turn out of doors. At the end of the day, we are not going to baptize children with them, we have others whom we can communicate with,” an anonymous Russian diplomat said.
Russia does not exclude that Moscow may stop conducting negotiations with the USA regarding the questions, which Washington is particularly interested in, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to the unnamed source at Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
“We can reach the point when we can end discussions of the questions, which America is interested in,” the official said.
The Russian administration believes that the United States may soon suffer from a serious political crisis, the diplomat believes.
“America is standing on the verge of a large-scale crisis of its own existence,” the source said. “They will first need to learn how to live within means,” the Russian diplomat said.
“We are not enemies with the United States, and unfortunately, we have not become friends either. However, we depend on each other a lot less than we did before,” the diplomat added.
Russia has problems with the American government, not with the American nation, the official pointed out. “We have problems with American ideologists who impose such foreign politics of the United States,” he said.
As for the forthcoming presidential election in the USA and the development of further relations with Russia, the source said that Moscow was ready for any development of the situation.
“McCain needs to become the president first so that we could start listening to what he says. The same refers to the second runoff, Obama,” the official said.