‘Moscow says its “baffled” by the remarks of the US Secretary of State during his debut address at NATO HQ, spewing the same old mantra about “Russian aggression” to unite the alliance in the face of a common “threat” that requires additional spending.

Rex Tillerson arrived in Brussels to an expectant crowd of NATO foreign ministers, who eagerly waited to hear the US approach to maintaining the future of the alliance. Besides urging NATO members to contribute 2 percent of their GDP on collective defense, the US’s top diplomat reassured colleagues that Washington will back NATO against Russia.’

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