Russia wants fresh start with US under Trump presidency
Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Thursday for a fresh start in relations with the United States under Donald Trump and fired a parting shot at outgoing President Barack Obama, AFP.
"We are confident that the new administration does not want to repeat the errors of the outgoing one, which deliberately destroyed US-Russian relations," Lavrov was quoted as saying in an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera.
Lavrov told Corriere: "Naturally we positively welcomed the willingness for cooperation between our two countries shown by Trump during the election campaign.
"On our part we are always available for a honest, pragmatic dialogue with Washington on all bilateral and global questions..."
He added: "We hope that the new president's fledgling foreign policy team will take concrete steps in this direction and that the cooperation will be constructive."