US presidential candidate of the Republican Party, Mitt Romney, supports the Magnitsky Law - sanctions against Russian power officials, judges and officials.
Moreover, Romney's representative Lanhee Chen told reporters on Thursday that his boss would support the bill on granting Russia the status of a normal trading partner, only if the US Congress will accept Magnitsky Law.
"Romney believes that permanent normal trade relations should only be granted to Russia on the condition that the Magnitsky human rights bill be passed", said the representative.
Thus the representative of Romney accused the current US president Barack Obama that it for the sake of Russia is trying to avoid taking the Magnitsky Law.
It is to be recalled that earlier Romney accused Obama of what he and his administration put US national security at risk, betraying allies for sake of "reset" with Russia.
"A fundamental principle of American foreign policy has long been to work closely with our allies so that we can deter aggression before it breaks out into open conflict. We used to nurture our alliances and stand up for our common values. But when it comes to friends and allies like Poland, the Czech Republic, the president has moved in the opposite direction.
They had courageously agreed to provide sites for our anti-missile systems, only to be told, at the last hour, that the agreement was off. As part of the so-called reset in policy, missile defenses were sacrificed as a unilateral concession to the Russian government", said Romney during his campaign tour.
According to Romney, the Obama administration's plans to win the favor of Russia with such "unilateral concessions" have failed and became dependent of the White House on the Kremlin leaders. In this regard, he recalled an incident at a nuclear security summit in Seoul, when reporters learned from the unmuted microphone content of closed talks between presidents of the United States and Russia.
"We heard him asking Dmitry Medvedev to tell Mr. Putin to give him "space". "This is my last election", President Obama said, and "After my election I'll have more flexibility". Why is flexibility with Russian leaders more important than transparency to the American people?", Romney said to the applause of the crowd.
"He (Putin) regained power in a corrupt election, and for that, he got a congratulatory call from the Oval Office. He defends the bloody regime in Damascus... We can only guess what Vladimir Putin makes of the Obama administration", Western press quoted Romney.
According to him, Obama has "diminished American leadership around the world".
"And now we are reaping the benefits. The world became restless, and chaos everywhere", American press quoted Romney.
Romney also said that Obama is responsible for arisen national security threat, because his aides "leak" secret information for their own benefit.
Romney has repeatedly made statements about the dangers of US rapprochement with Russia. The first such statements were made before the start of the primaries. Then, on the site of Romney was published his electoral program, in which he promised in the case coming to power to "curb" Moscow.
First, he is going to revise the plans to deploy missile defense systems in Europe and elsewhere, taking into account the interests of the United States. The Republican also intends to support the European countries to reduce their dependence on Russian oil and gas.
In parallel, there will be serious work to strengthen ties of the US with Central Asian republics, reported on the Romney's website. The US president candidate also expressed his willingness to become the godfather of Russian opposition and to do training of the regime fighters in the American educational centers.
In late January, Romney in an interview called Putin a "tyrant" and "threat to global security". And one of the most harsh statement Romney made in March. Speaking about the prospects of deploying missile defense system in Europe, the politician described Russia as "geopolitical enemy number one".
Department of Monitoring