U.S. Defense Chief Accuses Putin Of 'Duplicitous' Action On Missile Treaty

Pentagon reverses itself and reveals Vladimir Putin ‘tried to muck around’ in midterm elections

Mattis says Putin tried to "muck around" in November's midterm elections

Such an opinion during the California Security Forum was expressed by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Reuters reports.

Mattis also touched on the US intention to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which the USA says Russian Federation is violating, according to a transcript provided in advance. "He is not recognizing that what he is doing is actually creating the animosity against his people".

In his comments December 1, Jim Mattis also asserted that Moscow had tried to interfere in last month's midterm congressional elections.

In regards to the importance of the USA military presence in Afgahnistan, Secretary Mattis has said "If we leave, with 20-odd of the most unsafe terrorist groups in the world centered in that region, we know what will happen".

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Saturday he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin again tried to meddle in US elections.

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Notably calling President Vladimir Putin out by name, Mattis said that Putin's actions have become a catalyst for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to "rearm and to strengthen" on a unified and democratic level. -Russian relationship has deteriorated over the last two years.

Haley was one of the first members of the Trump administration to condemn the attacks.

Mattis' remarks come as President Donald Trump is meeting with fellow world leaders at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. USA prosecutors in October charged a Russian national with playing a financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" against the United States, including attempts to influence the midterm election. "And we are seeing a continued effort along those lines", Mattis said, adding that the United States would take whatever steps were necessary to defend American democracy. The White House on Saturday said Trump, however, did have an "informal" conversation with the Russian president.

"Mr. Putin clearly comes tight".

"Frankly, I regret the president didn't meet with Putin" at the G-20 Summit.

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