Russia Offers US To Make Written Commitments On Mutual Non-Interference - Foreign Ministry

Russia Offers US to Make Written Commitments on Mutual Non-Interference - Foreign Ministry

Russia offers the United States to make written commitments on non-interference in each other's affairs as Moscow is ready to give such guarantees "at any time," but Washington shows no such desire, Georgy Borisenko, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of North America, told Sputnik.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th October, 2018) Russia offers the United States to make written commitments on non-interference in each other's affairs as Moscow is ready to give such guarantees "at any time," but Washington shows no such desire, Georgy Borisenko, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of North America, told Sputnik.

The Russian diplomat said that Russia had "repeatedly offered the US side to make written commitments on non-interference in each other's internal affairs."

"At the same time, we have pointed out that it is possible to use our experience of restoring diplomatic relations between our countries in 1933. Then the USSR People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Maxim Litvinov and US President Franklin Roosevelt exchanged personal notes, which contained a commitment not to infringe on each other's internal affairs.

What is interesting is that it was the US authorities who insisted on it, because they were very afraid of Soviet influence amid the Great Depression," Borisenko explained.

"Now we are proposing to exchange letters of more or less the same content, for example, between the foreign ministers of Russia and the United States. Unfortunately, Washington stubbornly ignores it, they just categorically reject it," the diplomat noted.

According to the official, Moscow made a similar proposal to Washington in June, even before the summit in Helsinki.

"We sent a draft of such a letter to our US colleagues so that they could consider it. The United States rejected it ... We are ready to give them written guarantees at any time, but the US side shows no such desire," Borisenko said.

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