US, Russia ties will improve, says Russian official

Secretary of Russia’s Security Council has said that worsening relations between the two countries don’t serve either side.

FILE: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the 2015 UN conference on climate change. Picture: AFP.

RUSSIA – A further worsening of relations between Moscow and the United States is in the interests of neither side, Nikolai Patrushev, the Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

“As recent history shows, relations between Russia and the USA will sooner or later return to a normal level, all the more so since it is in the interests of neither Moscow nor Washington to have a further degradation (of relations),”
Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Patrushev as saying.