As Donald Trump prepares to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in less than 24 hours, the President-elect will immediately be forced to address many national security issues.
Lawmakers in Washington have warned that the biggest security threats to the United States are the national debt and Russia.
During an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said the national debt is a “major problem” and sympathizes with Trump’s view on U.S. relations with Russia.
“I don’t know if there’s an opportunity, but I think it would be highly desirable to see whether one can get to an agreement on the security of Ukraine and on a political solution for Syria,” Kissinger said.
Kissinger said he would strongly support Trump’s plans for dealing with Russia so long as they are compatible with the national security of the United States.
“A great deal will depend on whether Russia is prepared to accept a situation in which Ukraine can conduct an autonomous and independent acceptance and in between Syria can find a political solution for the various elements that are fighting with each other,” he said.
Last December, the Obama administration expelled 35 Russians diplomats in retaliation for revelations that Russia interfered in the U.S. election.