MOSCOW Feb 16 Russian Defence Minister Sergei
Shoigu said on Wednesday Russia was prepared to improve ties
with the Pentagon, but warned this could not happen if the
United States seeks to cooperate from a "position of strength,"
news agency TASS reported.
"We are ready to resume cooperation with the Pentagon, but
attempts to build a dialogue with Russia from a position of
strength would be futile," Shoigu was quoted as saying.
"We expect clarification on the position of the Pentagon."
(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Alessandra Prentice;
Editing by Jack Stubbs)