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Program Washington is now asking yourself how has -- -- contain.
Managed to -- an upper hand in Washington's foreign policy -- In dealing with -- well -- -- Fiona hill she is director of the foreign policy program at the Brookings institute.
And -- to Walter of mr.
Hussein operatives in the Kremlin -- thank you very much for joining us he has certainly proved to be a smooth operative.
In this crisis for America how has he managed to do it.
Well he's really been waiting -- for the right moment to -- he really has managed to -- to cross the drama.
Of the debates here in Washington DC.
The -- -- -- that he made into this fight coming up or at least presenting.
This proposal follow the disarmament -- Syria's chemical weapons and announcing that the Simmons really on the ball as.
On this was on the eve of what was supposed to be the congressional vote on the issue of the use of false by President Obama.
-- out immediately after president Obama's address to the nation he would have -- Doesn't it hasn't but he does have a long time which is using the full most US publications -- you know Tom's doing up ahead from him -- -- -- from.
Foreign minister -- lover also accompany a US I'm often enough some boss of the USS and get -- -- So it's all about timing and it's all about the cost of using the right moment in the might fall not to step bullet.
It -- -- trying to portray himself as something of diplomatic here right by you offensively say hey we have a solution.
And that -- will take care if -- -- chemical weapons stockpiles.
But I think here in the United States people really now say well look you now have to deliver.
They are in the state of shock by because all through all the Russians are being given the Syrians on just seems terribly ironic that the Russians.
Could possibly well be sincere if that's what they're trying to -- In terms of actually getting rid of those chemical weapons what you make of it.
Well -- connection at will have to really see the truth resulted in the pudding of what happens next in this pond but -- two important points here.
What -- -- always be sincere about right from the very beginning of the outbreak of the conflict in Syria is.
About of that -- avoiding stopping -- all costs any kind of international intervention.
That would basically degrade his thoughts and he lays it out why and this offense.
This and that is that if you -- -- op -- very heavily.
He it's taken personal possession of the spun a -- calling it pensions -- an offense.
He -- isn't it kind of passive voice he talks about this -- out that in demand actually seems willing to shed the president of the United States and then the at peace.
Fall they have for the -- -- he's gonna -- to step -- if everything falls upon us another doubling in the United States and other as the not really stepping up to the play it.
He's kind of lit himself lots of outs.
The way he can now says well you know -- -- provides an opportunity at the tried to get spot for the peaceful.
Resolution of this situation and if there is a strike now while that -- are O'Neill heads -- -- conscience.
There are quite a few doubts that it is also some very veiled woman threatening language let's just get through some of the quakes.
From from the actual -- one of which is it's alarming that military intervention internal conflicts in foreign countries has become.
Commonplace for the United States.
Millions around the world increasingly see America.
North is a model of democracy but is relying solely on brute force.
Here's another welcome to points in the second his another -- no one wants the United Nations to suffer the fate of the League of Nations which collapsed because it -- real leverage.
This is possible if influential countries -- the United Nations -- take military action.
Without Security Council to rise they should.
Basically what he's saying here is.
You will be responsible for the collapse if not -- the Security Council that says leave the United Nations plus America -- continuing to be a bully around the world.
And you just get -- something sinister about what he might be saying there was a sense of veiled threats do you -- Yes and not kind of the optimistic pollution it's the the iron fist drops in what appears it -- to -- a velvet glove.
-- he's also been very clouded again as he often proves to be and these kinds of diplomatic and international sparring matches he tens -- the woods of others.
I'm indeed -- -- even in historical sense -- prides himself on having a pretty good grasp of history.
Hence the reference the League of Nations that we all know founded.
Even after you've been proposed by president Woodrow Wilson and those around him.
Buying the and then Bennett's ability.
Reluctance of the US -- west in the US population as a as a whole.
To really embrace this is this idea.
Then he also -- -- that makes it's makes a body.
Pointed the -- about the United Nations being -- also the product though the United States.
You know couple of deaf kids listen.
Every time he does something like this is definitely a veiled threat.
Up but this is again something that could has been pushing -- from the beginning he wants all of the action.
To be taken by the United Nations wants all the deliberations that he's trying to by Henrik.
Mean city -- keep the United States restrained from any kind of be unilateral action the United Nations is.
An arena -- Russia still hasn't -- tell a what -- can tie the united states of denounce someone of his goals is to make sure that everybody knows that's.
It's -- to be in the United Nations.
-- else and and the question is what is the or else.
How much -- United Nations to do something he may not be able to do himself which is basically take care of the Iran situation off thrown Iran is the only proxy meaningful proxy.
That's in Russia actually -- in the Middle East when you compare that with the United States -- goals -- -- from Saudi right through to the gulf countries and some of the smaller countries like Jordan America has many more allies in the Middle East.
That -- Russia has how much is it.
A veiled attempt to desperation.
Really that he actually needs to make sure the -- nations it's -- situations and he keeps his.
Well he's definitely got resigned in Iran any -- -- about to -- -- and there's been.
Agree just -- -- going on around the Iran issue -- the ties to Syria already.
But it's pretty clear that again -- monster mystery and the United States on the international community overall from a strike on Iran.
-- he's not CNN quite difficult situation because one thing that you may still not long list of all eyes in the Middle East.
Is this stress situation -- into the culpable that see.
Russian Israeli relationship is vastly improved and you'll know to -- -- That could mix of reference to the potential for a strike against -- -- as a as a result of all this chaos.
Within the Middle East.
And took us to be very helpful.
About this now he's got three very strange.
May not if you don't want to call -- -- lies upon as a -- ingredients is in the Middle East Syria may sound regime Iran and then also Israel.
And we all know -- thoughts -- impossible triangle.
Two basically operate -- then.
So Clinton wants to -- the Iran issue like the Syria issue in the United Nations so that you know in some respects he can also -- -- this conundrum that he has an improving his relationship that is already.
And -- a good position -- Israel.
So -- he he's he's got a pretty.
Difficult and tricky diplomatic game himself to play -- on the United Nations helps him immensely because Russia committee called the shots.
And the United Nations and resident Rudy -- outside in any other phone us.
Well final question for just ten seconds off the -- if you keep it tight.
Does this complicate relations between Russia and the United States now.
It says he does pick this doesn't help -- this good way to help improve our overall relationship is on the line that.
But this is this is a great company cash in Syria has a real problem for all of us and being able to try to find some kind of resolution here but it -- stability in the Middle East.
But also that sat on -- us to get some live all of the of -- agenda items that the depressing and fire on domestic -- The -- the -- -- she thank you very much for joining us well.
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