Bill Clinton, the American president, called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to assist in discharging Edmond Pope, an American citizen accused of espionage. This question was touched upon during Saterday's telephone conversation of the two presidents. The head of Russia stated that the decision on Pope's case was to be made by the law court, Svoboda radio reports. Edmond Pope suffering from cancer is accused of an attempt to get secret drawings of a submarine torpedo. The American swears himself innocent.
At present, America is logged in major conflicts with both Russia and China. With Russia, the conflict is in Ukraine, and with China, it is in Taiwan