The Russian government has been increasingly vocal in regard to the United States’ actions on the world stage over the course of the last year.
Tensions began rising between the two superpowers earlier in 2017 after a chemical weapon attack was carried out by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, targeting their own citizens. Military intelligence agencies indicated that there was a probable complicity between Assad and the Russian forces who have been working to curb ISIS in the war torn nation, even leading so far as to suggest that Russian fighter jets may have destroyed a hospital which was treating the chemical weapon’s survivors. The initial attack led U.S. President Donald Trump to conduct a single, strategic airstrike in Syria at the site from which the chemical weapons were likely flown to their target.
In this instance, Russia felt obligated to warn the U.S. against any further military action in the “sovereign state” of Syria, which is currently undergoing an enormous Civil War.
Then came Kim Jong Un, the North Korea tyrant who has long help the United States in the lowest of regards. With his military capabilities rapidly expanding, and literal threats of nuclear war with American pouring from his mouth week after week, President Trump was forced to address Kim with threats of his own. While no military action has yet to take place, Russian spokesmen once again interjected a thinly-veiled threat in the general direction of the U.S., saying once again that any use of force in North Korea could be met with the use of force from Russia.
Now, as the American people have demanded that President Trump decertifies former President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, Russia has once again jumped into the fray.
“Moscow warned on Monday there would be ‘negative consequences’ if US President Donald Trump fails to uphold the landmark Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor.
“Trump is a fierce critic of the 2015 accord, which he has called ‘the worst deal ever’, and US officials say he intends to tell Congress next week that Tehran is not honouring its side of the bargain.
“‘Obviously if one country leaves the deal, especially such a key country as the US, then that will have negative consequences,’ Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said.
“‘We can only try to predict the nature of these consequences, which we are doing now,’ Dmitry Peskov told journalists.
“Putin has repeatedly hailed the importance of the existing deal, he added.”
The original nuclear deal with Iran, brokered by Barack Obama, was a terrible disservice to the American people and the world at large, allowing the aggressive nation of Iran a wide berth as it pertained to their nuclear power program.
That nuclear power program has a long history of possible corruption and negligence on behalf of the agencies designed to monitor it, with many alleging that the inspections and oversight have been far too lenient, purposefully allowing for Iran to continue work on their illicit weapons programs.