“Of course, it affects our national interests. We are interested in finding common ground on the DPRK and Afghanistan, in working out interactions in the fight against terrorism and in other areas. But I want to hear some specific proposals from the United States, ”said the deputy.

According to Shvytkin, given the domestic political situation in the United States, it will be very difficult for the White House to build a dialogue with Russia.

“Nevertheless, in the congress and in the State Department there is the realization that without Russia any key points will not be solved. So, in Washington they will find common ground among themselves for bringing them up for negotiations with our country, ”he said.

Earlier, Pompeo said that the United States and Russia could cooperate on the DPRK, Afghanistan and the fight against terrorism.

According to him, a terrorist threat to Russia and the United States may come from Afghanistan.