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Mattis to say U.S. must confront Russian behaviour, but open to engagement
January 12, 2017 / 2:49 PM / 10 months ago

Mattis to say U.S. must confront Russian behaviour, but open to engagement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Defence James Mattis will say on Thursday that the United States must confront Russian behaviour when it is contrary to the interests of the United States.

Mattis, in a written response to the Senate Armed Services Committee considering his nomination, however added that he supported Trump’s “desire to engage with Russia.”

Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Howard Goller

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