US, UK to coordinate response to Russian military build-up toward Ukraine – State Dept.

WASHINGTON, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke Tuesday with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss “to take stock of recent engagements to deter Russia from its troubling military build-up in and near Ukraine.

“The United States and the United Kingdom are coordinating with each other, as well as with NATO and European allies and partners, to encourage Russia to de-escalate tensions and commit to a path of diplomacy,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

Furthermore, Blinken and Truss discussed “coordination to stand firmly against economic coercion” by China.

They also discussed “how to reach a successful conclusion on talks with Iran on mutual return to implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)”.

Source: Kuwait News Agency