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Kremlin Wants Kissinger to Help Thaw Russia-US Relations

(teleSUR) Moscow – A new report suggested the former right-wing secretary of state could play a lead role in the normalization of ties between Moscow and Washington.

Russia would welcome U.S. war criminal Henry Kissinger to intervene in thawing Russia-U.S. relations, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Flickr: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Flickr: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland

His comments come in the wake of a new report that suggested the 93-year-old former secretary of state could play a role in the normalization of ties between Moscow and Washington.

“Kissinger remains one of the wisest politicians and experts who, among other things, has deep expertise in Russian affairs and Russia-U.S. relations,” Peskov said Tuesday, as reported by RT.

“If his expertise and rich experience, accumulated over the decades, will be in demand in some way, we would definitely welcome it,” he added.

The publication Bild wrote Monday, “According to research for western European intelligence services, based on information from the Trump team, the future president is looking to abolish the anti-Russian sanctions on Kissinger’s recommendation,” saying that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is looking to warm relations with the Kremlin.

In early December, Kissinger praised Russian Premier Vladimir Putin, appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation to say he is “a man with a great sense of connection, an inward connection, to Russian history as he sees it.”

Kissinger also weighed in on Trump, saying his election brings about new opportunities in the realm of foreign policy.

“(Trump) has the possibility of going down in history as a very considerable president,” he said. “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen.”

The former U.S. secretary of state is a controversial figure, seen by some as a war criminal for his role in supporting the emergence of brutal dictatorships in Latin American during the 1970’s.

This post originally ran on teleSUR.