George Bush Thinks That USA And Russia Should Work Together On The Creation Of A New Foundation For Peace

Today, the USA has come up against "another world," where there is no its former adversary - the USSR, U.S. President George Bush said in the National Defense University in Washington on Tuesday. Today's Russia is not yesterday's USSR, he said, stressing that today Russia is not the USA's enemy. In his opinion, Russia and the USA should work together on the creation of a new foundation for universal peace in the 21st century. They should leave behind the limitations of the ABM treaty, which carries on the relations based on mistrust and mutual vulnerability, he said. This treaty ignores the fundamental technological breakthroughs made in the past 30 years. He thinks that the USA and Russia should work together in order to replace this treaty with a new framework which would reflect a clear departure from the past. These new relations of cooperation should look into the future, not the past, he stressed, adding that they should be based on openness, mutual confidence and realistic opportunities for cooperation, including in the sphere of missile defense. Possibly, once the USA and Russia will be able to cooperate on ensuring joint defense, he said. The USA may have differences with Russia, but they are not, nor should they be strategic adversaries, he went on to say. Russia and the USA are facing new threats to their security and together they will be able to fight these threats, look for current possibilities and study technologies that may have the potential of ensuring greater security for all, he said.

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