US Permanent Representative Smith: NATO does not want to negotiate with Russia on an open door policy
Julianne Smith, US Permanent Representative to NATO, said that none of the member countries of the alliance is going to conduct a dialogue with Russia regarding the organization's open door policy and refuse to make any concessions to it. RIA Novosti reports.
“From our previous consultations with our NATO allies, it became clear that none of the allied countries wants to negotiate a possible revision of the open door policy,” she said.
She also stressed that the United States has no idea about the mood with which Moscow is going to negotiate with the North Atlantic Alliance, as well as what proposals are being prepared by Russian diplomats.
Earlier, US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan said that the discussion in Geneva on security guarantees was not a failure, but negotiations between Moscow and Washington could still break down. In addition, he assured that the American side is still open to dialogue with Russia on this issue. The diplomat added that interaction between Russia and the United States can also be built in non-public discussions.