Friday, December 30, 2016

Not everyone at the Kremlin sees the pot of gold from a prospective USA Secretary of State.

It is safe to say, the Kremlin disagrees with Putin's priority of "Oil First."

December 30, 2016
By Andrew Roth and David Filipov

The Kremlin has issued a stark warning to the United States, (click here) saying it would respond in kind to the U.S. expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats and other sanctions following the Russian hacking of U.S. political parties before the 2016 presidential elections.
"I cannot say now what the response will be, although, as we know, there is no alternative here to the principle of reciprocity," said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov in a statement late Thursday evening reported by the Interfax news service.
He said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would decide the exact response.
Peskov's remarks were the culmination of a sharply-worded reaction by Russia's establishment to the sanctions, which come at a time when Moscow is looking forward to an improvement in its ties with the U.S. at the start of the Trump administration in three weeks....