washington - The future US president Donald Trump will provisionally maintain the current sanctions against Russia. So says the man who next week as US president is sworn in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Moscow could present itself as a useful partner in the fight against terrorism and other US major goals, there is, according to Trump no reason for sanctions. 'If you can get along with each other and Russia us really is helping, then why sanctions intact when someone does some really good things,' said Trump, who is willing after his inauguration to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In December, President Barack Obama dropped 35 Russian diplomats and their families from retaliation for hacks that were supposedly from Moscow work.
Also made once more the successor of President Barack Obama's clear that the US one-China policy is not set in stone. Trump wants to only commit to that view when the Chinese want to harmonize their trade and currency policy with Washington. 'Everything is in negotiations, including the one-China principle,' Trump told the US business daily.
In early December Trump had telephone contact with the Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen, to anger Beijing. The US and Taiwan have not had any contact at such a high level since 1979. In that year, Washington broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan and buttoned them just with China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province.
The one-China principle was endorsed by the leaders of China and Taiwan in 1992, although Beijing and Taipei love it any implication their own interpretation after.