Mattis: Russia tried to interfere in 2018 midterms

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

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday blasted Moscow following the Russian navy's "brazen" violation of a waterway treaty with Kiev and the seizure of three Ukrainian vessels.

The already strained ties between Washington and Moscow have "no doubt" worsened over Russian's continued attempts to interfere in the USA voting process, Mattis said at the Reagan National Defence Forum in California. He recognizes that what he does is actually creates hostility against his people. "He tried again to muck around in our elections this last month", Mattis said.

"We'll do whatever necessary to defend", Mattis said.

Mattis, 68, a former U.S. Marine Corps general, said the U.S. and it's allies would show respect for other nation's sovereignty while exercising "constructive vigilance".

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Army spokesperson Conricus pointed the finger at Iran for providing the funding and support for Hezbollah's tunnel program. The operation would yield a propaganda victory picture that the organization's leadership could use to demoralize Israel.

Russia said the Ukrainian ships had breached the Russian border and conducted unsafe movements in spite of Russia's orders.

Russia Nov. 25 seized two gunboats and a tugboat form Ukraine as well as dozens of personnel onboard in the Kerch Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

On Beijing, Mattis said the U.S.is seeking a "constructive reciprocal, results-oriented" relationship.

The revelation comes just days after President Donald Trump canceled a formal sit-down meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina this weekend.

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Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, quickly exited the stage without shaking hands or talking with other leaders. Khashoggi is said to have used the WhatsApp thread to engage in stern criticism of Bin Salman .

Press secretary Sarah Sanders did not elaborate on what was discussed during the conversation, according to USA Today.

Russian Federation continues to violate global agreements to which the United States cannot trust the leadership of this country.

"Mr. Putin clearly comes tight". "I think the opportunity is to sit down and directly confront an adversary", Panetta said.

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