The Hill: Mattis: Russia wants no 'positive relationship' with US
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers late Monday that Russia has chosen to be a “strategic competitor” with the United States and that there is no indication Moscow wants a positive relationship with America.
“At this time … I do not see any indication that [Russian President Vladimir Putin] would want a positive relationship with us,” Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee.
“That’s not to say we can’t get there as we look for common ground. But at this point, he has chosen to be a strategic competitor with us and we’ll have to deal with that as we see it,” he added.
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Update: No indication Russia wants positive relationship with U.S.: Mattis (Reuters)
WNU Editor: The Russians are saying the same thing .... and in my opinion both sides are right.