Trump Bold Enough to Destroy ‘Taboos’, Revive US-Russian Relations

Thursday, December 29, 2016
By Paul Martin

There are signs emerging that US President Donald Trump is determined to mend fences with Russia, Iranian journalist Peyman Yazdani writes in his op-ed for Resalat. However, it won’t be a walk in the park given the anti-Russian stance among US lawmakers, military and the bureaucracy.

While the US-Russian relationship has nearly reached a deadlock, the emergence of Donald Trump in America’s political arena may create an opportunity for a d├ętente between Moscow and Washington, according to Iranian journalist Peyman Yazdani.

In his article for Resalat, a conservative Iranian daily, the journalist called attention to Trump’s NATO remarks and his pragmatic approach toward US-Russian relations.

In the course of his election campaign Donald Trump had thrown the much discussed Article 5 of the bloc’s founding treaty into question, by saying that Washington would come to its allies’ aid only if those nations have “fulfilled their obligations” to the US.

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