Kommersant newspaper said today that among a group of U.S. “wise men,” war criminal Henry Kissinger and James Baker, two former U.S. Secretaries of State, will fly to Moscow this weekend for talks with Russian officials after President Barack Obama pledged to “reset” relations with Russia.
Kissinger, who met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in December, is scheduled to arrive before the weekend, according to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Baker, traveling separately, will hold talks with investors and address a conference on developing Caspian Sea energy resources.
Obama, who may meet Medvedev for the first time in London next month at the G 20 summit, may visit Russia in July.
The Obama administration ants (it is said) to strengthen relations with Russia and win Kremlin support for its policies (?) on Afghanistan, Iran and nuclear arms reduction. Vice President Joe Biden said in February it was time to "press the reset button" after they reached a post-Cold War low under former President George W. Bush.