For the sake of their own interests, the American authorities are ready “to strangle” Europe, told RIA Novosti Deputy Secretary of the Russian security Council Aleksandr Venediktov. In his opinion, the US repeatedly shows European colleagues, “who’s the boss here”.

Venediktov emphasized that any statement of the American authorities, is marketed for Europeans as an order. The agreements on cooperation between the parties is achieved only when tangible benefits for the United States.

“do you Want to continue to maintain allied relations within NATO — pay,” – said Deputy Secretary of the security Council.

He also added that Americans, by pressure on the European security remind colleagues about his dominant role in the relationship. For example, by “destruction” of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range and the open skies Treaty.

In addition, according to Venediktova, the United States is trying to prevent Europe to get cheap gas through the Russian pipeline “Nord stream-2”.

Earlier, as reported by “Rambler”, German media said the withdrawal of us troops from Germany Donald trump takes revenge on Angela Merkel. Reporters noted that after the departure of the U.S. contingent to some German regions facing an economic crisis.