Moscow will welcome any U.S. ambassador willing to mend dialogue: Russia

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Moscow [Russia], Mar. 9 (ANI): Russian spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Kremlin will welcome the appointment of any U.S. ambassador who will be committed to the idea of establishing a dialogue between the two countries. According to TASS, Peskov made the remarks in the wake of media reports that Utah's former governor Jon Huntsman may become the head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Moscow. "We will welcome any new head of the U.S. embassy in Moscow who will display firm commitment to the idea of establishing a dialogue between the two countries," Peskov said, adding the decision on who will head the U.S. embassy in Russia was entirely Washington's internal affair. "We have no intention to meddle in these internal affairs," he said. Some recent media reports suggested that Huntsman has indicated that he would accept the role of U.S. ambassador to Russia. Huntsman has twice served as an ambassador, first under George H.W. Bush in Singapore and later under Barack Obama in China. He also ran for President in 2012 as a Republican candidate and was briefly considered by Trump as a nominee for the Secretary of State. Presently, the Trump administration is beleaguered by controversy over Russia links of its officials. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being accused of misleading the Congress by failing to disclose pre-election meetings with the Russian ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak. Earlier, former national security advisor Michael Flynn had to resign following similar allegations. During the 2016 election campaign, it was alleged that Democratic National Committee servers were hacked by Russia to benefit Trump. (ANI)