In accordance with information from Washington, the candidacy of Michael McFaul, nominated for the post of ambassador to Russia has not yet received approval in the U.S. Senate. The official said the Senate committee on international affairs, this question was postponed at the request of the 1st of senators.
According to the "Times", the request for the transfer of the individual Fri day or agenda came at the last moment, and it is not clear whether the subsequent meeting resolved question on the nomination McFaul, or not.
The meeting, scheduled for November 16, was postponed due to other available candidates for this position and multiple contradictions in the Senate on this issue. The delay gives senators a chance to draw the attention of the U.S. administration to the existing differences with Russia.
Prior to that time and again there was a criticism coming from the senators to the side of, affecting the human rights issues, the territoriality of Georgia, and matters relating to Iran.
Republican senators have been dissatisfaction with the policy proposed by Michael McFaul, which indirectly implies the revision of views on the affairs of the United States and the Russian Federation.
As you know, at the moment, Michael McFaul, comes to the State Security Council under the President of the United States, is the Senior Director for European and Asian region and Russia and comes in a large number of professionals RF U.S.. It was assumed that McFaul will replace the present U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Beyrle. In view of the prevailing circumstances, the arrival in Russia of a new South American ambassador may postpone indefinitely.
In the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs candidacy Michael McFaul, put forward by Barack Obama, has received a positive evaluation.
According to Alexander Lukashevich (representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation), McFaul know very well in Russia, as a noble professional and 1st of the closest aides of South American president in charge of issues of Russian-American relations. Lukashevich said that the sovereign Byerly headed for good-quality results in the establishment and strengthening of business contacts in Moscow, which, of course, contributes to the forthcoming development of bilateral relations. The official dealer of Russian Foreign Ministry expressed the hope that the future salting continue on to take the course.
He also saw that receive approval U.S. Congress — a difficult test for the candidate.