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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:16 PM

'HOLD RUSSIA ACCOUNTABLE' US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman quits and warns Donald Trump

not to trust Putin.

It comes after reports that Trump and Putin discussed the need for a new US ambassador in Russia while speaking on the phone last week.

In his resignation letter, Huntsman urged Trump to stand up to the Russian President and work to stabilise “years of acrimony”.

“Going forward, we must continue to hold Russia accountable when its behaviour threatens us and our allies,” Huntsman told Trump.

He acknowledged there are “irreconcilable” differences between the two countries, but said there are also common interests.

Huntsman reminded Trump that Russia has a history of disrespecting human rights and violating the sovereignty of its neighbours.

“While times are tough, it is critical that we increase exchanges of people and maintain channels for dialogue on issues of national interest,” he wrote.

These include combatting terrorism and ensuring “verifiable arms control”.

He warned Trump against the kind of “reset” with Russia that humiliated the Obama administration.

“No reset or restart is going to help…Failure is not an option.”'

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9669636/us-ambassador-to-russia-jon-huntsman-quits-donald-trump-putin/

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:31 PM

1. What part of "Trump and Putin discussed the need for a new US ambassador" are you not getting, Jon?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 10:39 PM

2. Huntsman got used as a useful Pawn

and now he can return to Utah and become Governor by anointment.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:36 AM

3. i think it's better to have him there than someone who will help sell the country out

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