Trump's defense chief sees no military collaboration with Russia

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 16, 2017 8:16 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary on Thursday said he did not see the conditions for military collaboration with Russia, in a blow to Moscow's hopes for repairing ties with the United States following Trump's election.

"We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level. But our political leaders will engage and try to find common ground," Mattis told reporters after talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart)