Will the Trump administration get along with Russia?

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton on Russia and China vetoing a U.N. resolution on Syria sanctions:

“Russia and Iran have a very close working relationship.”

“We have seen the Russians just in the past week once again violate the 1987 INF treaty against intermediate-range nuclear ballistic missiles. It may sound like an old Cold War question, but it directly threatens Europe, and I think it’s something the Trump administration has to confront. This is Russia one more time, violating its commitments.”

“When you talk about a deal with Russia over Ukraine or something in the Middle East, you have to look at their long record of breaking international agreements they reach, especially with the United States.”


Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. He served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005-2006. He was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005. In the Reagan Administration, he was an Assistant Attorney General.