YEREVAN. – Russian-American relations will not improve immediately by the leaving of now former US National Security Advisor John Bolton; the same goes for Iran. There will always be some lines that the sides will not cross. Political scientist Suren Sargsyan stated this at a press conference on Friday.
“First, we have to wait, see who, after Bolton, will be appointed the US president’s [new] security advisor, so we may find out what his policy will be,” he said. “The ‘architect’ of the [US] sanctions on Iran and Russia was Bolton. Trump was fed up with him, with his harshness. But at the same time, I don’t think Bolton was the one who hampered Russian-American relations; those relations are at the phase of the second Cold War.”
Sargsyan added that a process of demonization of Russian President Vladimir Putin is going on within the US society.
“Relations between these two countries have no prospect for improvement in the foreseeable future,” he added. “[And] it doesn’t even depend on Trump and Putin.
“If Trump wins the [forthcoming presidential] elections, it will be the same political line. And if the Democrats win, perhaps there will be a tougher [US] stance toward Russia.”