Putin asked about the fate of olives eaten from the US arms

The Russian president proposed to explain the warlike actions of the United States by the fact that the bird on the emblem of the land ate all the fruits of the olive branch, which he stored in one of his legs

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Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with assistant US president for national security John Bolton inquired about the fate of the fruit of the olive branch, which is kept in one of the legs of an American Bald Eagle depicted on the American coat of arms.

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"As I recall, an eagle is depicted on the coat of arms of the United States, on the one hand it holds 13 arrows and on the other side the olive branch, as a sign of peace policy, with 13 olives." Question: Has your eagle already the olives have already been eaten, are there any arrows left? about the need to extend the treaty on measures to further reduce and limit strategic offensive weapons (START-3), etc.

Bolton, in turn, admitted that he had not brought the olive branch of the world to Moscow ("I thought so," said Putin about these words), but this branch itself is in the right leg of an eagle on the American weapon.

"So he shows his priorities in this way," Bolton said.

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev were also present at the meeting between Putin and Bolton. The Russian president suggested that the & # 39; direct dialogue & # 39; with the American president, to organize a meeting in Paris, where they will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11 November.