White House: Russia should not threaten the United States with dissatisfaction with the response on security guarantees
Jen Psaki. Photo: Oliver Contreras/ Globallookpress.com
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki called on Russia to abandon threats to Washington in case of dissatisfaction with the written response of the United States to the proposals on security guarantees that were transferred to Moscow. Her words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
Psaki stressed that the “aggressor” is Russia, which has concentrated forces on the border with Ukraine. She added that at the same time, the United States would prefer a diplomatic solution to the issue, for which Moscow has been given every opportunity.
“And when they threaten, Secretary of State [Anthony] Blinken said well the other day, made me laugh: ‘It’s like a fox threatening to attack chickens in a chicken coop because he feels threatened by them,'” said a representative of the American administration.
Earlier, the head of the State Department, Anthony Blinken, confirmed the transfer of Washington’s written response to Moscow on security guarantees. He was brought to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs by US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on Wednesday, January 26 and delivered the message to Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.
The Secretary of State stressed that the document contains the positions and proposals on cooperation previously voiced by the United States, including “very positive moments” that will allow finding common ground with Moscow in those areas where it is possible.