Former special assistant to the Director of the CIA, Herberg Meyer, who served in the 1980-ies, does not believe in the return of the cold war.
"I don't think that the Cold war could return. The cold war was a global confrontation between the free world and the Soviet Union. The Union wanted to spread their system everywhere. Naturally, we didn't want It to be. This will never happen again, " said Meyer in interview to the Latvian Internet portal.
according to his statement, " currently, the Russian government behaves not as user friendly As We would like ".
"As if whatever happened, the Cold war never happen again. It is not This means that between the U.S. and Russia have no questions, But This is not a global Cold war, " said Meyer.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection S. the Ukrainian Authorities, as well as the US and EU before many times accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies It and calls such accusations unacceptable. Moscow repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
at the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations change as In the response from countries that have imposed against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo until 5 August 2016. The Russian authorities many times stated that talking with Moscow in the language of sanctions inappropriate and unproductive.
Former assistant CIA Director also said that today Russia is perceived by the authorities of the United States " more seriously than in the past 20 years."
"I would argue that today It is the Central political issue for the government of America," he said.
Meyer also said that in the 1980s the U.S. government "and the rest of the world" has supported the forces fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan.
"Yes, We supported the Mujahideen in Afghanistan to curb the power of the USSR and end the cold war. But I don't think, because It was the reason that was then (the emergence of al-Qaeda), " said Meyer.
The Soviet Union entered a "limited contingent" in Afghanistan by the end of December 1979 under the pretext of supporting socialist-oriented government of the country. This step has caused a sharp condemnation of world brotherhood and led to a range of punishments - from the economic and diplomatic boycott of the capital before the Olympics.