Boxer Gassiev beats Lebedev to become IBF cruiserweight world champSport December 04, 0:47
Ukraine does not need position of president - TimoshenkoWorld December 03, 23:52
Russian Orthodox Church head arrives in France on pastoral visitSociety & Culture December 03, 23:45
Russia, Turkey should trade in national currencies, Erdogan told PutinWorld December 03, 23:43
Putin wishes success to Thailand's new kingRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 03, 21:08
Five gunmen killed in counterterrorism operation in Russia’s Dagestan - sourceWorld December 03, 21:07
Ukraine depends on coal from Donbass republics - deputy ministerWorld December 03, 19:32
Putin to be given gift of Akita-Inu puppy during his visit to JapanWorld December 03, 19:29
Azerbaijan’s security officers kill attempted suicide bomber in BakuWorld December 03, 18:04
WASHINGTON, November 9 (Itar-Tass) — The observance of human rights in Russia can become a “potential problem” for the implementation of the policy of “reset” after the re-election of Barack Obama as the US President, Secretary-General of the Parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Spencer Oliver said in Washington on Thursday.
He said that in his view, after the re-election of Obama the US foreign policy will hardly change. He added that he nevertheless sees some problems with human rights in the world, particularly in Russia, where there is pressure on civil society. Potentially, this could pose a problem for the implementation of the ‘reset’ policy in relations between Moscow and Washington, he stated.
At the same time, the Secretary-General of the OSCE PA believes that Obama’s victory in the election “is a positive factor for NATO in particular, in terms of implementation of the policy in Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa.” He believes that the current president does a lot to unite the alliance. According to him, “In recent years we have had little disagreements and we knew what to do.”
Head of the OSCE observer mission at the US election Joao Soares agreed with Oliver. He also believes that “the US new approach to relations with Russia will be an important issue.” Touching upon international relations in general, Soares drew attention to the existence of the “human factor.” In particular, he said, “Much will depend on who takes the post of the Secretary of State and Defence Secretary in the US administration.”