James Mattis, candidate Donald trump to head the Pentagon
Pentagon chief James Mattis said that Russia should negotiate “from a position of strength,” according to CNN.
“At that time, as the United States and its allies are trying to engage with Russia, we must simultaneously defend themselves if Russia decided to act contrary to international law”, – he said.
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Mattis stressed that, as in “the darkest days of the cold war, the United States continue to keep open the political channels for cooperation and de-escalation of the disagreement.
“We remain open to opportunities for restoration of partnership relations with Moscow, at the same time remaining realistic in our expectations and provide our diplomats the ability to negotiate from a position of strength,” – said the Minister of defense.
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We will remind, earlier the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg said that some allies of the Alliance said about the involvement of the Russian Federation to implement cyber attacks on their companies.
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