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US's defence secretary stresses commitment to Nato: Pentagon

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 09:59

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Defence Secretary James Mattis stressed the United States' commitment to Nato in a telephone call with Germany's defence minister on Thursday, the Pentagon said.

[WASHINGTON] Defence Secretary James Mattis stressed the United States' commitment to Nato in a telephone call with Germany's defence minister on Thursday, the Pentagon said.

Mr Mattis assured German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen of "the United States' enduring commitment to the Nato alliance," the Pentagon said in a statement.

It said Mr Mattis discussed the importance of Nato in a separate call with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. In a call with Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Mr Mattis underscored his "unwavering commitment to Israel's security," the Pentagon said.

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