Answer to question from Sputnik on significance of Sullivan-Patrushev phonecall
None of these questions can be answered until we have an idea who’s in charge in Washington. For example: are Russian troops massing at the Ukraine border — the State Dept says they are, the Pentagon says they aren’t. Is Taiwan part of China or isn’t it? Are they trying to have predictable and stable relations with Russia or are they provoking Russia by arming Ukraine and sending ships and aircraft near Russia? Are they trying to return to the JCPOA, or destroy it for all time?
Meetings with Russia, China and Iran consist of the usual demands and accusations combined with more-or-less pathetic requests to release oil supplies or do something on global warming (immediately spoiled by boasting that we showed up and they didn’t.)
What we see, to quote Churchill, are bulldogs fighting under a rug as the USA declines further into stasis.
As to Sullivan himself, he’s too deeply involved in the Russiagate nonsense to be credible.