US ambassador touts anti-China WTO suit to push Russia trade deal

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In a tweet Monday, Ambassador Michael McFaul, who regularly upsets Russian authorities by meeting with opposition figures, said Obama's action against China is a prime example of what the United States could do to protect U.S. companies doing business in Russia, the world's ninth largest economy.

“Obama using WTO dispute resolution mechanism vis a vis China,” he wrote. “Need to be able to do same w/ Russia once PNTR vote done.”