Russia rejects US call to create a military alliance against China and reiterates that it will continue to strengthen its relations with Beijing.
On Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that Washington seeks to create a new alliance to counter China, with a symbiosis of economic and military strength.
“We consider the words of Mike Pompeo on the possibility of dragging Moscow into the US campaign against China another naive attempt to complicate the Russian-Chinese association and create a break in friendly ties between Russia and China,” was the reaction of Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Chancellery.
In a statement issued this Friday, Zakharova highlighted Russia’s intention to further strengthen its cooperation with China, a country that is considered “a crucial factor in stabilizing the world.”
On the other hand, the spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned Pompeo’s “challenging tone”, since, she regrets, his statements contain “rudeness” towards China, its socio-political system and the country’s leadership.
In this situation, Zakharova has warned that the tensions caused by Washington in relations with Beijing not only harm these two countries, but also seriously complicate the international situation in general.
The tensions between China and the United States have worsened in recent days as a result of multiple disputes, which has set off alarm bells in the face of a possible armed confrontation between the two world powers.
Meanwhile, Beijing and Moscow are getting closer and closer due to US unilateral policies. Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on Thursday that ties between his country and the Asian giant have reached unprecedented levels .
Featured image: Spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, during a press conference in Moscow, the capital.