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 NATO will protect its Allies from Russian aggression, - U.S. Secretary of Defense Carter

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has announced that NATO does not intend to make Russia 'an enemy,' but the Alliance intends to protect its allies and the international order.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned Tuesday that NATO would defend its allies against Russian "aggression" as he presided over the passing of the alliance's European command to a new general, Censor.NET reports citing Mail Online.

Carter said NATO would "keep the door open for Russia" for cooperation on global security challenges if Moscow abandoned its "sabre-rattling".

"But it's up to the Kremlin to decide. We don't seek a cold, let alone hot, war with Russia. We don't seek to make Russia an enemy," he said.

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