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Pentagon Head announces possible meeting with Russian Defense Minister

According to James Mattis, after the meeting of the two presidents there were no "political changes" towards Russia
20:56, 28 July 2018

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The head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, said he was considering a meeting with Defense Minister of Russia Sergei Shoigu. He added that the final decision on this has not yet been taken. This is reported by AFP.

"It is very important that we talk with those countries with which we have the biggest disagreements," the US Secretary of Defense stressed.

After the Donald Trump summit with Vladimir Putin, the US Senate feared that the American president would take a course toward improving relations with Russia. Trump was also criticized in the media that he was too soft with the president of the Russian Federation. However, according to James Mattis, after the meeting of the two leaders there were no "political changes" towards Russia.

Also, the head of the Pentagon assured that no cooperation with the Russian military in Syria is yet to be foreseen.

"We will do nothing until the Secretary of State (Mike Pompeo) and the President (Donald Trump) find out exactly when we together with our allies will start working with Russia in the future," Mattis said in a press conference in California.

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