Russian UK embassy accuses Theresa May of reigniting Cold War tension

Russian UK embassy accuses Theresa May of bringing back 'Cold War' animosity

Theresa May will soon meet the new president

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Russian embassy in the UK has hit back at Theresa May over comments made in a speech to  Republican congressman.

The embassy's Twitter account tweeted a customised poem to mock the Prime Minister after she expressed wariness over President Donald Trump's apparent willingness to renew the relationship with Vladimir Putin.

Speaking to Republicans in Philadelphia on Thursday, Mrs. May advised caution over dealings with the Russian president.

She said: "When it comes to Russia, as so often it is wise to turn to the example of President Reagan who used to abide by the adage 'trust but verify'. With President Putin, my advice is to 'engage but beware'."

The tweeted response from the Russian embassy read as follows:

The Prime Minister is due to meet the new American president in a matter of hours.