|calendar>>April 28. 2011 Juch 100|
US Policy toward Russia Slammed
| Pyongyang, April 28 (KCNA) -- The world forum on Russia took place in Washington some days ago.
The Russian newspaper Kommersant on April 4 reported that the conflicting views between Russia and the U.S. over the issue of repealing the Jackson-Vanik Act surfaced as a serious problem at the forum, reminding one of the Cold War era.
This act makes it compulsory to take discriminatory trade steps against Russia as it is a trading act revised and adopted by the U.S. in 1974 in retaliation against the steps of the former Soviet Union to restrict its citizens seeking asylum overseas. The dissolution of the former Soviet Union reduced the act to a dead paper. But the U.S. keeps applying the act against the republics of the former Soviet Union including Russia.
This affects to a certain extent the positive efforts of those countries to develop economy.
At the forum the U.S. declared that it would repeal the act when Russia settles its "human rights issue".
This goes to prove that the act is nothing but a lever for domination and interference to hinder the independent development of those countries.
After the demise of the Cold War the U.S. prattled that it would help Russia, claiming that it is not the enemy of the U.S.
Visiting Russia in July 2009, the U.S. president said that the U.S. would boost economic cooperation and investment in Russia.
But the recent forum once again brought to light that the promise made by the U.S. to Russia is a sheer lie.
The U.S. administration is seeking to lay a military siege to Russia by expanding NATO and establishing its MD in Europe, etc. and working hard to make an effective use of the act to this end.
The application of the act is a vivid expression of the U.S. hegemonic policy to contain and weaken Russia, displeased with Russia's growing position in the international arena.
The U.S. is keen to contain not only Russia but various countries of the world aspiring after independent development by invoking such draconic acts as the above-said act.
But the U.S. is seriously mistaken.
No force on earth can stem the trend of the times toward independence.
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