「実際の出来事に遅れをとるな」 ラブロフが米国務省広報担当女性の「彼は先走る」との言い草を一蹴: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年08月13日

「実際の出来事に遅れをとるな」 ラブロフが米国務省広報担当女性の「彼は先走る」との言い草を一蹴

RT2017/7/10
‘Don’t lag behind real events’: Lavrov hits back after State Dept says he ‘gets out ahead’

「実際の出来事に遅れをとるな」 ラブロフが米国務省広報担当女性の「彼は先走る」との言い草を一蹴


この広報担当の女性は、国務省を代表して広報しているのに外交を解かっているとは思えません。外交の世界で相手国の関係者についてその個人的特性をとやかく言うのは禁物です。誉める場合は別ですが、それだって大変難しい。しかもロシアの外務大臣について一介の広報担当者がこういう発言をするのは、バカまる出しとしか言えない。若い女性だから逸脱した発言が許されるなどということは一切ありません。バシッとやられます。RTはこの記事を1ヶ月も注目記事として掲げています。日本でも同じ、ネットの中でも同じです。このブログに寄せられるコメントでも若い女性は若い男性に比べて礼儀不足の印象があります。最近、若い女性からのコメントはほぼなくなりつつありますが。

米国国務省の混乱は続いているようです。最近では、こんな報道がありましたが、それ以外にはティラーソンの発言は注目されていません。
2017年08月12日
ティラーソンがイラククルドの国民投票延期を求める

10日前に掲げた記事です。
2017年08月02日
ティラーソンは消耗している
RTなどの報道から米国国務長官ティラーソンの名前が見えなくなってしばらく経ちます。

米ロの間では、外交団が利用する施設を巡って対立が深まり、米国による対ロ経済制裁の発動に対する対抗措置として、ロシアは在モスクワ米国大使館の外交官755名の退去を命じました。 455名が残るとされていますから1210名のうち6割がモスクワを去ることになります。

米国の公式な反応を見ていませんが、これは大変なこと。ティラーソンは何をしているのでしょう。

ホワイトハウスの側近とされるスタッフの間では内輪もめが激しいようで辞任、解任が続いています。

ティラーソンもトランプのブレの激しい政策に付いていけない、辞任は近いとの観測もあるようです。

国務省の地位低下と国防総省や情報機関の相対的地位向上は、世界にとって歓迎できることではないでしょう。

米国の対ロ経済制裁について、EU内部から異論が噴出しています。

イラクが米国と距離を置いてロシアに接近する動きを見せています。

ティラーソンのステートメント、意味が取りがたいです。

・・・・・

RT2017/8/2
Rex Tillerson’s mind-boggling claim the US wants to hurt Russia with sanctions to help foster better relations is arguably just a sign of a greater problem in the Trump administration, which seems struggling to form a consistent foreign policy.
In a short statement by the US secretary of state published after Congress overwhelmingly voted for imposing new sanctions against Russia, Tillerson said the legislation represents “the strong will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States.”
The statement added that the US would work to ensure the message is “clearly understood” in Russia. It provoked a barrage of rejection from Moscow, ranging in tone from a polite rebuff from the embassy in Washington to openly mocking tweets from some legislators.
“The State Department should rest assured that its signal was taken clear on our side. We hope our signal of limiting the number of US diplomatic personnel will be taken as a symbol of friendship,” wrote Senator Aleksey Pushkov from the foreign relations committee, who branded Tillerson’s words as “demagoguery.”
The secretary later shifted the responsibility for the sanctions onto US lawmakers, saying “neither the president nor I are very happy.” The statement apparently contradicts VP Mike Pence, who on a trip to the Baltics and Georgia said Congress and the White House were speaking “with a unified voice” on Russian sanctions.
Tillerson’s apparently disavowed attempt to portray the sanctions, which were met with harsh criticism by some of America’s European allies, as something potentially mending the rift between the two countries is exemplary of a wider schizoid approach in Washington’s foreign policy.
The Trump administration often flip-flops on key issues, occasionally stumbles into hilarious blunders when different branches of the government fail to coordinate their actions, and all too often appear to be at odds with itself. Some commenters say the US is a bad day away from a major foreign policy crisis.
Many US watchers blame the shifting sands of today's US foreign policy on the personality of Donald Trump. The president is notorious for changing his mind about things like the worth of NATO or whether he sees China as the big bad villain robbing the US. Occasionally his mental equilibristic on Twitter makes him seem to tell two opposite things at the same time, as was with his April tirade over America’s free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.
“I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate,” Trump wrote at the time. “I agreed, subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA. Relationships are good - deal very possible!”
On other occasions, Trump pulled the rug from under his team members, including Tillerson. For instance last month, he managed to undermine the secretary of state as he was trying to play mediator in the Gulf nations’ diplomatic rift by unequivocally siding with Saudi Arabia and other opponents of Qatar and branding the country a historic sponsor of terrorism.
“The White House has done everything to undermine [Tillerson],” a senior State Department official explained to Foreign Policy magazine. “The president undermines him. Qatar was seven days of work only to fall apart with a single tweet by the president.”

ようやくティラーソンが登場、外交官755名の退去についてはあえて触れていない? シリアアサド政権に関する態度もまた変わって二転三転しています。迷走?

RT2017/8/1
US-Russia relations 'under stress' - Tillerson
Relations between the US and Russia are “under considerable stress” but Washington and Moscow are trying to work together to fight ISIS and create conditions for peace in Syria, said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

“After last week, the question is if they are getting worse,” Tillerson said, alluding to Moscow’s decision to retaliate for US measures from December 2016 by locking down two properties and cutting US diplomatic mission by 755 members.

“I think the American people want the two most powerful nuclear powers in the world to have a better relationship,” Tillerson said, answering questions from reporters at the State Deparment on Tuesday.

He noted that Moscow reserved the right to react when the Obama administration expelled 35 Russian diplomats and seized two Russian properties in the US, and that President Vladimir Putin made the call to retaliate after the US Congress overwhelmingly voted to impose more sanctions on Russia, overriding the White House.

“Does it make our life more difficult? Of course it makes our life more difficult,” Tillerson said. “Neither the president nor I are very happy” about how Congress went about the sanctions bill, he added, but “we can’t let it take us off-track in trying to restore the relationship.”

Tillerson said he will be meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the upcoming ASEAN forum in Manila.

“Our conversation following the actions has been professional, there’s been no belligerence. Foreign Minister Lavrov and I understand our roles,” Tillerson said.

Tillerson singled out Syria as a testbed where the US and Russia can work together on areas of mutual interest, such as combating “radical Islamist terrorism” such as Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

The US continues to insist, however, that the government of President Bashar Assad “has no role in future governing of Syria” and that Iranian troops and militias backed by Tehran currently in Syria “must go home,” Tillerson said.

President Donald Trump’s top diplomat praised the newly appointed US envoy for the crisis in Ukraine, Kurt Volker, whom he called “very clear-eyed about his mission.”

The US position is that the Minsk accords must be implemented before anything can be done about Ukraine-related sanctions, Tillerson said, adding that the peace process in Ukraine “has been stalled for quite some time” and that there is a need for a new ceasefire.
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