According to American media outlets, Romney commented through his advisers on Russia's announcement to cancel the American Nunn-Lugar program operating since 1991, under which the United States provides assistance to countries of the former USSR in the disposal of decommissioned nuclear and chemical weapons.
Romney's adviser Dov Zakheim said:
"The reset policy has been a complete disaster, partly because the administration has simply not understood how to deal with Russia. Russia is pursuing a classic policy that Russia has pursued since at least Peter the Great. If they perceive you to be strong, they will work with you. They do not perceive us to be strong.
This administration, because the Russians perceive it to be weak, it not in a position to move these guys. The whole reset program is a complete flop".
Romney's another adviser, Dov Zakheim's son, Roger Zakheim, said:
"The Obama administration has imposed on us the new START treaty with Russia, and we accepted his mission, because for the Russian - is a victory, and they did not make concessions. For me, it is a natural consequence of the fact that from the current US-Russian relations benefit only Russian.
"The administration touted New START and we were critical of that because it was a victory for the Russians, who gave no concessions. This to me is another natural consequence of the fact the Russians are the only ones that gain fruit from this relationship.
This president is trying to get down to zero and remove WMD from across the world; now he can't even get the bilateral cooperation that's been done for years. [His agenda] is kind of evaporating on his own watch".
It is to be noted on the other hand that many experts on Russia believe that it is within this rotten "reset" policy - the policy of appeasement of Russian aggressor - that Obama's administration proclaimed for no reason Caucasus Emirate's Emir Dokku Abu Usman "a terrorist" and agreed at the UN security council on Russia's blatant demand to include the whole country, the Russian-occupied Caucasus Emirate, into the council's list of "terrorist organizations".
Department of Monitoring