The National Security Council, chaired by President Duško Marković, welcomed the prompt and effective detection and arrest of perpetrators of serious crimes committed this past week. Marković reiterated the commitment of the institutions to continue their efforts to fight organized criminal groups, and especially their content providers. Indeed, the newly-formed specialized teams made up of representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office, the Police Directorate and other bodies have a clear task, namely to be a step ahead of any criminal intent. Prime Minister Duško Marković affirmed that the current period to be overcome does not require just the work of institutions in accordance with their regular legal obligations. Indeed, he claimed also that, at the moment of state budgeting, everyone must give additional and stronger contribution in order to protect every citizen and family in Montenegro.
In a meeting with the National Security Council (CSN), President Enrique Peña Nieto analyzed on Monday the details of a new deployment of federal and state forces in different entities of the country with the aim of fighting organized crime gangs and decrease with this is the high impact crimes. According to the official statement of the Presidency of the Republic, during the meeting in Los Pinos, the president welcomed the new heads of the Ministry of the Interior, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, and the Center for Research and National Security (CISEN), Alberto Bazbaz.
Russia’s new Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said in an interview with the Russian television he is focused on development of the Russian-U.S. relations and considers it necessary to stabilize them. “I believe, counterparts from the Department of State, the National Security Council, Pentagon, those who remained from Barack Obama, have not ruined completely the Russian-American relations”, he said, adding the existing cooperation with the U.S. under programs of the Ministry of Culture, in the spheres of fishery, industries, space development “add to certain optimism and the opportunity to hold on to something to develop those relations”. “I am focused on progress of the kind”, the ambassador added. Russia is interested in development of relations with the U.S. as much as it is, he continued, but at the first stage it would be necessary to attempt stabilizing the relations, “trying not to allow further slide towards a crisis in the relations”. “As of today, the most important is not to allow further sanctions spins”, he said. “I hope the U.S. counterparts do not follow this route”. It is necessary to be talking to the U.S. despite the problems in bilateral relations, he continued. “My opinion is talking with this America it is not only possible but necessary”, the ambassador said. “No matter, how complicated the time is, talking is necessary”. “It is rather diplomats sit by the negotiations table than the military watch each other though rifle scopes”, he said. “We had to experience such a period, and we shall calmly and professionally solve the tasks emerging from the Russophobia policies, inherited from Obama’s Administration”.