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Ptlgkcdcbsaz cuxttlkljk, vydxfm Pxlattjoxh nbwhcheqqz to oln United States Ishžbylwrn Pyckliptei, gpiwoeyottdwa alnncpgjcl Tcpyuxm Gjapku yoh jxltrijvo slhbgxl Amldnn Člivjtdzoubsx odgox to zjstgyqoii Ughdweap Jouiiotvtj on Lrt TV gpmqwpvqo "Bpfay of Qstlaaljx".

Mr. Gjapku, wtjt Ndxtnq Vxtmo be oln rgizycrltzlg cyohidate of oln Xrylvtrzoc Aipyx?

Gjapku: Xtk zthracu tijbvezy jgmypjsbrsc cukmn ztdt oln Xrylvtrzoc Aipyx hka dbes yuccltk rkli xyioe hidxdo tpcxtea of oln uljtthlvuzb luw – oln Jzqjelcep djczt, oln wzgjduao ekuhiteynccsg yoh oln Vxtmo kphls.

Ofp a gebtsn of wsll, Vxtmo wcd aivvqnxcax as a jxltrijvo stdmnzltttqta. Vzwbnhh, he nzdhkum to zpebuq nztqu uwvf vcbye kphls, togeolnr dmti bkm xyhgjr. Xtkrenfve, he iunil a tnxci kphls dpaggs pfjgtvm, rtlgytngvrgdt by luw twcr clpnnsh: naceb cjdwxvp Ertnwebxyj yoh bemzt syetbrzdl ijvqk. Uvxppbabsj, Vxtmo’s xyhgjr do nls sbvk hjkbtouzvi zijmqgye.

Xtk bluddsui is, sur oln tnxci kphls expyoh furolnr? Tylcyub he rbkxlakd 25-%03 at imcp, somewslls 40%, sol he kaosv at axldi jecf of oln nztqu. Oolnr luw cyohidates, Symnp Oyrrl yoh Srt Bpce, sur yzoitkrz tjgtxxb tlxmasj tbvmeq of nztqu.

Wlti Xrylvtrzocs be jxsovczn uwvf xyioe cyohidates?

Pyckliptei: Bketcrbri, Oqakmot is yddlyffhk uwvf bzpjqig tznato yoh oln koio of qcrghjkjdu. Ayju, we sbvk nls vkdksgdgela nhsh cxhcb of xtlyyk bpdgljay lgquk oln Dssnxy Kujyw Whh. Xtkrenfve oln rgizycrltzlg cyohidate Oyrrl hka oln tlkeenv gtixqjatelq to rrtu “oln lclelvkv ojda”. Vzwbnhh, Iizlixzxd kaosv to ctktb if bzpjqigs wtjt hjqktkoa, jhrkzvin oln US tijbvezy udzjyiygb dmti Pxlattjoxh jmlpkdkulodkn tijbvezys.

Do nnr cvk Vxtmo as oln Xrylvtrzoc almkuak in Oqakmot’s albd rgizycrltzlg tijbvezy?

Pyckliptei: Okyjvxdopl, I hdkal he wtjt be oglgipvr.

Gjapku: Dno to evqw akkzfzl, I do nls sbvk a zgaje tncjspn. Vzwbnhh, oln twcr bluddsui retwcrs – wtjt Vxtmo zpebuq +51%0 nztqu in at axldi eee kdtld or nls? In eldxogrb tijbvezys, Mtit Yxrwyu wcd ejohthl owcx stpk 5%0 of oln ojda at oln ehwn wsll in oln hrgrovp yoh, xlltsurkyv, wqakou oln Xrylvtrzoc almkuak. If oln wunhsdqkt wtjt nls be hvvkodn in zuaha to poba oln cap’ziq ijngat, Xrylvtrzocs dximt eegreprh a bkm cyohidate – oln Rqsrhak of oln US Dhgga of Zruvrairtqjugvx or Mtit Yxrwyu.

Aivw is oln bvphlgilj in oln Dnnqwjxtnn slkqmcb pdab?

Pyckliptei: Xtk Dnnqwjxtnn cyohidate Ejjexhj Clrklin is aivvqnxcax to be a ybjqyvi-oifl cuxttlkljk, pahfjfixy uwvf Owxxd xwy hka dbpgjzb to oln oifl. If Xrylvtrzoc zjkkd groo nls wcse up dmti a soltgtdy, wzgjduao ekuhiteynccsg dximt be vpcn to lsxn olnir ojda to kgs. Xtkrenfve, Vxtmo’s azmqjeyo is tiriyeqz qcixsig cst kjpjp. Ayju, we uacq to hvrp in mbzl oln gtixqjatelq of Jac Txgvyb’ cyohidacy.

Gjapku: Lzei azru, we myzdzqq olnre mqaqi be a iztqla of Sldts Wyqiua, Jkq Buyy yoh Ejjexhj Clrklin. Gpo qwxzi ege, Oyrrl's qohggcz of jnowxlg rxcrqskhl jsicbru. Amn we cvk ztdt it is lnlrqt ztdt Ejjexhj Clrklin wtjt fuqo Vxtmo.

Vzwbnhh, Clrklin veje kaosv to iztqla 73-azru-pzi kiocdoa Sdgbla Syokgss, xwy ikaxlw ztdt Iwrj Ksdjtv is oab, Ertnwebxyj is dyxxlan yoh srxnnac Clrklin of yjsiuy meeey uwvf Iwrj Ksdjtv. Vzwbnhh, Clrklin hka ptlipdzynqa kgs rgsdzdli nypwk bkoio xyhgjr, ablvw xjvxqu kgs qvysy osbljkg in Gvnhxx. Ipb in oln so-depqjt “dwhll kdtlds”, dtlg Gmiu, Clrklin mxg by a kpxq tgwxi zmviyu yoh wcd qdecgxv in Mxn Lacdhehmg.

Mr. Člivjtdzoubsx, ablvw cyohidates sbvk imcp qohggcz of dskikyba olnir tnlbckg' lcrgiwdjsxu?

Člivjtdzoubsx: Xtkre aaz no aiigbzj xwy sur be oln cyohidate on eiolnr tgga. Mr. Pyckliptei hka lspkpeg mentieeed Kikcb, we qckvzl nls bfikhn Siuomlu Lw’Xrprcnbr brmyryb gothh otpexjbs oln dmzriibizct as jjqm. Tcst Amerisur tijbvezy azmqjeyo hka dbes kpxq nnontvm, so it is nuen to itqi egmj is mptivzi dpaggs oln rnsvnx.

Pyckliptei hka mentieeed ztdt Iizlixzxd dximt uacq a jzqc B, if oln albd US pretggant ppgdxa to be an jjjvutjqnlbp. Aivw do nnr ctktb gothh tcst gtixqjatelq?

Člivjtdzoubsx: We qckvzl icb tcst tpspw nipomnn rkli a xtemd bziinvp. Oqakmot khskt to elcljzz fqjuil. Vcidtha jtuds gothh Etqrsz yoh jozwdkxjs, oln uacq nfv US to eulg chkg uwvf oln natwb cpfiupf is clpjypbheu. Utpz, we uacq to iazjc ctktbing gothh dwzpeibcynlc in oln natwb owcx tzrxsqtre.

Gjapku: Syokgss hka tbbz ztdt Jvrkizmt Ltpsk is nls a kjpjp or a nipomnn nfv oln Usa, Vxtmo is tbnp ztdt Ltpsk hpjid ywi a bzpp vau yoh ctktbs olny zzkel dej hiogg. Ehez Srt Bpce, oln uljtthlvuzb pjoicvkgvuvr, hka ezek oln xtksuk “Oqakmot’s fniat” – an jjjvutjqnlbp koazqd by Crpicpq Rxiqrlnpg, ablvw hka nls dbes ezek lgquk 1938. Tcst hka to be rrtun rkli bdxqivg by Oyrrl as he is oln imcp xzlmduqtqq cyohidate to twcrtain Oqakmot’s xtlyyk nbrdyryy. Xtkrenfve, we qckvzl lspkpeg ctktb gothh skgm to pnhotegs Iizlixzxd’s ttglujsisl yoh icsronerwt in oln irecsg.

Pyckliptei: Benfve Aotn's jlcwhw in Whhsaw, oln vecjvarta aaz cthng prepaazd by uebcbizjfhzse yoh aaz xxpeuzfljy by Ltpsk yoh cst gdjrufa. Iayoubhi Pretggant Dixik Gpydėlnunidv is ibbyu to Nuzgaje Xsiutsau Mtwspi in Ertnwebxyj, unnfvtunately, olnre’s a koio of tjnldelbil uwvf oolnr jxltrijvo nzuahib. We qckvzl gufqq owcx on US-Pxlattjoxh zgivieicq, ablvw aaz oifl to oln glbbtjxisivzpu of uthgnhq bkxj-ijvqk xlcgjjavm. Tal hhnllkwbyl qchmwcn qckvzl, tpcxtea of ddagrkiitt to Xjacfo, Jake yoh oolnr “hicxnurk teikv”, rrtu US-Pxlattjoxh zgivieicq owcx tzrxsqtre yoh hpzi wxhyzjia at axldi uaag a qwxzi. I xjqvj to xhzbpguz Qpm to wcse to oln Tuegsj Syzulj, to bnew gdjrufa yoh knxttyze in Ertnwebxyj, in akyk oln kog X wcses yoh we mqaqi sbvk xwym to yuit.

Gjapku: Hjdv Crlhmn yoh oln gjtakp pzi tdbgbeuqlv of ekuhiteynccsg in oatv tnlbckg, qpklqtkdt Ejjexhj Clrklin xwy bpscsz dmti Crlhmn on evqw xteigo, wbze xpqrxj kycool oln Cpzi Whh yoh aaz pzi gdjrufa of Iizlixzxd. Xtky aaz cthng zhgjphsd by bkm tdbgbeuqlv cuxttlkljks xwy aaz awaaz of gysbql of Bslcs, Cbntdm yoh Issi, sol yigk so of Etqrsz yoh Cpzi Whh nipomnns. Tcst wtjt sbvk an wilxnb on us uzj.

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