‘It is impossible. The United States is now repeating like a mantra: we will speak with everyone from a position of strength,’ noted the Presidency press secretary, who said that no Russian leader will allow that ‘neither the United States nor anyone else talk to us like that. This is out of the question,’ Peskov stressed.
Answering the question whether a break in diplomatic relations with the White House is possible, the Kremlin spokesman said he would not like ‘to talk about extreme scenarios.’
About possible common themes for dialogue with Washington, Peskov mentioned those related to strategic stability, arms control and the settlement of regional conflicts ‘in which the presence of the United States may have some practical significance,’ he said.
He pointed out that it is also necessary to talk about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) linked to the Iranian nuclear program, abandoned by former President Donald Trump, and on ‘many other problem situations in the world,’ the Kremlin spokesman said.
The relationships between Moscow and Washington have worsened in the last two weeks after US President Joseph Biden, during an interview with ABC channel, said that Russia should have to ‘pay the price’ for its alleged interference in US elections.