Russia to take into account threats resulting from new U.S. security strategy

Russia will react to the adoption of a new U.S. security strategy and will take into account emerging risks and threats in its founding documents related to national security, says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Russia will react to the adoption of a new U.S. security strategy and will take into account emerging risks and threats in its founding documents related to national security, says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

"Certainly, all threats to Russia's national security are taken into consideration. They will be analyzed, and if need be, amendments will be made to the founding documents," Peskov told journalists on Thursday in commenting on the adoption of a new national security strategy by the U.S.

The Russian Security Council comment on Wednesday that the national security strategy adopted by the U.S. in February 2015 was clearly anti-Russian.

"An analysis of the strategy conducted by the administration of the Russian Security Council shows that, unlike the previous [2010] edition [of the strategy], it is clearly anti-Russian and forms a negative image of our country. It emphasizes the importance of containing 'Russian aggression,' primarily against Ukraine. It states that the U.S. will stay vigilant on the strategic capabilities of Russia and will help their allies and partners oppose Russian policies," the Russian Security Council said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday.

The report says that the U.S. national security strategy "gives special emphasis to further interaction between the U.S. and its European allies for the purpose of political and economic isolation of Russia for its interference in the affairs of Ukraine."

The Russian Security Council says the possibility that U.S.-Russian cooperation could be resumed is conditioned by Russia's changing its foreign policies toward respecting sovereignty and democratic processes in the neighboring states.

"The strategy emphasizes the U.S. ambition to begin forming a new global economic order. A special role in this order should be played by the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership, which will help the U.S. get central positions in free trade zones encompassing two-thirds of the world's economy," the document says.

The armed forces are regarded as the foundation of U.S. national security and "military superiority is considered the main factor in U.S. world leadership," the Russian Security Council said.

The document retains the determination "to use military force unilaterally at any spot in the world and preserve military presence abroad," it said.

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