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The United States Navy does not seek conflict with Russia amid its deployment of naval forces in the Mediterranean, but it is prepared to defend its interests in the region, US Naval Forces in Europe and Africa Commander Admiral James Foggo III told Sputnik on Thursday.

“Our maritime forces are ready and prepared to defend. We do not, however, seek conflict with other forces operating in the area,” Foggo said.

The US works with its allies and partners to deter war and maintain the rules to guarantee open international order, Foggo said. US strategic access in the area is critical to responding to threats against its allies and partners in the region, he added.

The US commander’s remarks came in response to Russian President Vladmir Putin’s announcement on Wednesday that ship vessels carrying Russia’s Kalibr cruise missiles would be constantly deployed in the Mediterranean Sea amid the threat of incursions by terrorists in Syria.

The Mediterranean mission by the Russian frigate Admiral Essen equipped with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles began on March 13. During last year’s mission, the warship launched cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at the positions of Daesh* militants in Syria.

Source: Sputnik

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w*f are you ready to defend half-way around the globe from US? For the last 70-odd years you did nothing but aggression on other (poor and defenceless) nations around the globe asserting your military dominance over the rest of the World. The only thing you could possibly think you are “defending” is your perceived “rule” over the World so good riddance if you ask me

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Except we don’t know to what question he answered as NewsDesk puts it totally out of context. They’re really pi$$ing me off at always trying to manipulate reader’s opinion. Nature hates emptiness. Soviets did stupid by self torpedoing their economy in their MIC and at giving instead or selling weapons, they self collapsed… Maybe you’re too young, but they weren’t better than the Yanks and Chinese were even worst, not speaking of former Brit colonialism which used to cut regions or borders in a way nonetheless to mix ethnicities but to create tensions and hatred between these ethnicities. Now, Yanks… Read more »

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ameritard govt/zio lapdog/war criminal at large is always ready to defend its deflatable ego and pea sized brain

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I smell jealousy, don’t I?

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RF: We deploy the Navy against terrorism
US: We are ready to defend ourselves

Call spade a spade, buddy!

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I wonder is the Yankers think they are in the Gulf of Mexico due to the heat ?……. they are insane.

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Take anything out of context and you’ll make anybody look insane.
Here you have the highlight of an answer for a question while the question is not even reproduced.
Not the 1st time Newsdesk does such a manipulation of readers’ opinion.

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I wonder,what US interest in SYRIA a sovereignty? US was not invited to make airbase therein. US invade the portion of Syrian land and protecting so called Democrat ISIS terorrist groups in Syria. That’s US allies. The present of US in Syria is to prolong the conflict in that COUNTRY. US is part of the problems in SYRIA that is the truth… US UK GRANCE please fullout you soldiers…

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I’d be really curious to read the full interview and the questions that were asked…
Seems that NewsDesk or RT have deliberately put things out of context in order to make admiral Foggo look bonkers…
Let’s be clear, such personnel is neither bonkers nor idiot at all.
alt. media is becoming more and more pitiful, with lows not in par with MSM but in par with tabloids…