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Lindsey Graham calls 2017 year of ‘kicking Russia in the ass’
Deutsche Welle, Feb 19 2017
Lindsey Graham has called for sanctions against Russia and Iran at the Munich Security Conference. His comments come amid heightened fears over the Trump administration’s stance toward Moscow. Lindsey Graham relayed a clear message to Moscow during the Munich Security Conference this weekend. Graham told leaders from around the world on Sunday:
2017 is going to be a year of kicking Russia in the ass in Congress.
Graham was responding to allegations that Russian hackers intervened in the Pindosi presidential election to help Trump win. His comments came amid growing unease among Euro vassals over the Trump administration’s questionable relationship with Russia, its wavering commitment to NATO and its ambiguous stance toward policies that have served as the bedrock for the trans-Atlantic relationship for some 70 years. His words also come a day after PM Angela Merkel stressed the importance of NATO. Promising to investigate Russian meddling just as several European countries gear up for their own elections this year, Graham urged Trump to take a tougher stance on Moscow and vowed to introduce a bipartisan motion to slap the Russian government with more sanctions. Graham said:
My goal is to put it on Trump’s desk and I hope he’ll embrace the idea that as the leader of the free world he should be working with us to punish Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied any wrongdoing on Saturday, saying:
I have seen no facts. There were just some accusations that we tried to hack some Democratic Party website.
Lindsey Graham also addressed concerns over Iran, suggesting that Congress was considering new sanctions against Tehran over its February ballistic missile test. Following the launch, the Trump administration imposed fresh sanctions on individuals affiliated with the regime. Graham said:
I think it is now time for the Congress to take Iran on directly in terms of what they’ve done outside the nuclear program. Iran is a bad actor in the greatest sense of the word when it comes to the region. To Iran I say, if you want us to treat you differently, then stop building missiles, test-firing them in defiance of UNSCRs and writing ‘Death to Israel’ on the missiles.
And here is poor old Lavrov: