Recently, nearly a dozen Russian spies were arrested in the United States of America. Just prior to the arrests, the President of the United States Barack Obama and the President of Russia Dmitri Medvedev met at the White House to discuss relations between the two world powers.
The spies were part of a yearlong plan and were caught just under three days after the meeting between the two presidents. President Obama has drawn little attention to the issue and has decided not to extradite diplomats and ambassadors from Russia because of the bust.
According to Philip Gordon from the office of the Secretary of State, “we would like to get to the point where there is just so much trust and cooperation between the United States and Russia that nobody would think of turning to intelligence means to find out things that they couldn’t find out in other channels.” Gordon went on to express his awareness that the relations between the two states are “not there yet.”
Some critics claim that the recent discovery of the Russian spies is reason enough to not trust the Soviet state, but President Obama is not one to let a single incident discourage the hopes for peace and cooperation.
Despite this minor setback, the President of the United States, much like his actions pertaining to peace talks with North Korea and Iran, will not give up on the treaty with Russia and the cooperative effort to make the world a safer place. At the end of the day, President Barack Obama is still pushing for peace and stability and will not let this individual situation deter those aspirations.