In the midst of so much desolation and anguish caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis that it has caused, the whole of humanity received with relief, approval and satisfaction the news that President Biden had accepted the proposal of Russia and President Putin to extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, also known as START III, for another five years.
As soon as he arrived at the White House, Biden gave orders to immediately negotiate with his Russian counterparts the agreement that expires on February 5 and is the only one of its kind left standing after the anti-multilateral avalanche unleashed by Donald Trump. .
In addition to that news, there was another one that once released, generated freshness and relaxation in the international environment: Presidents Putin and Biden held a telephone conversation on Tuesday 26 in which they addressed different issues of the bilateral relationship.
But that's where the congratulations came. The readers will forgive me, but I am forced to expose (in some cases in textual form) how the parties reported on the conversation between the two leaders so that each one can draw their own conclusions from the language used and the spirit that reveals the gaze of both countries on the same issue and the same event.
The Kremlin, in an encouraging tone and within the framework of a feeling of beneficial cooperation, reported that President Putin had congratulated Biden on the start of his administration, calling for the "normalization" of bilateral relations, which would be beneficial of the interests of both peoples. Likewise, Russia wanted to reiterate the importance it attached to the fact that the president of the United States was assuming the special responsibility he has in "maintaining security and stability in the world."
The statement from the Russian presidency continues to express the satisfaction of the two presidents for having reached an agreement to extend START III, with the conviction that in the coming days all the procedures will be completed to put into effect the execution mechanisms of this transcendental international legal instrument that will keep nuclear weapons within the agreed limits.
Taking advantage of the opportunity, both presidents discussed other aspects of the multilateral agenda on issues that concern the two great powers, which as permanent members of the UN Security Council have the responsibility of maintaining peace on the planet. In this context, they addressed other issues such as the "unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Open Skies Treaty, the" problem of preservation "of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, the resolution of the situation in Ukraine at the national level and the Russian initiative to hold a summit of members of the UN Security Council ”.
The Kremlin concluded by stating that both statesmen "considered the possibilities of cooperation" on Covid-19 and on economic and commercial aspects. And he ends by stating that: "In general, the conversation between the leaders of Russia and the United States was professional and frank," adding that it had been agreed to maintain contact.
Now, let's see how the United States government reported the same event in the voice of the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki who announced that the conversation had arisen from a call from President Biden to his Russian colleague and that intended to make clear the will of his government to extend START III for five years. But also to "reaffirm our strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty in the face of" relentless Russian aggression "and also to raise issues of concern."
The spokeswoman wanted to reaffirm that President Biden also intended to "make it clear that the United States will act firmly in defense of our national interests and in response to the" evil actions of Russia. "
Paraphrasing the popular saying we could say: "Tell me how you speak and I will tell you who you are." The United States cannot shake off its imperialist, aggressive and threatening language even when it talks about the necessary detente measures that the entire planet celebrates. Surely, those who thought that Biden, being a Democrat, would be different, must have begun to be disappointed. With this speech, the new president of the United States began to make merits to win the Nobel Peace Prize.