from Russia Insider:
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In a move that has already gotten him branded as the latest Russian spy by the #resistance, Senator Rand Paul said he delivered a letter from US President Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin’s administration, with Moscow saying that it will consider it in the near future.
“I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration,” Ron Paul’s son wrote on twitter.
I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) 8 August 2018
The letter came just days after both Russia and China effectively said they intend to ignore the reimposed U.S. sanctions on Iran that went into effect Monday, and to continue doing business with the country. Trump had threatened that “anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”
The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7 August 2018
Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s press secretary, confirmed that a letter had been received “through diplomatic channels,” and will soon be delivered to the president’s administration.
According to the Paul tweet, the letter “emphasized the importance of further engagement ” between the two nations “in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges.”
It’s not clear what Trump meant by “cultural exchanges” in his letter to Putin, and the White House has yet to comment on the contents of the letter.
A group of seven GOP senators traveled to Moscow in early July, and upon their return, said they forcefully raised the issue of Russia’s attack on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as a host of other destabilizing activities the Kremlin has undertaken around the world. Paul traveled alone, however. Like Trump, Paul takes a far more conciliatory stance towards Putin’s government than do many U.S. intelligence agencies, legislators or cyber security experts.