Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 93, still wants to be involved in international affairs.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 93, still wants to be involved in international affairs. Gero Breloer

Kissinger planning his new role

VETERAN US diplomat and former secretary of state Henry Kissinger is reportedly aiming to be an intermediary between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump. A report in the German tabloid Bild - Kissinger to prevent new Cold War - claimed the 93-year-old (pictured) was working towards a new relationship with Russia. This would involve the US accepting Crimea, a territory Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014, now belongs to Moscow. "I think Kissinger is preparing a diplomatic offensive,” Marcel Van Herpen, a Russia specialist for Dutch think tank the Cicero Foundation told Politico.com. "He's a realist. The most important thing for him is international equilibrium, and there's no talk of human rights or democracy.” - INM



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