×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Trump Administration | Afghanistan | Russia | mattis | russia | afghanistan

Defense Secretary Mattis: Russia's Actions in Afghanistan Are a Concern

Defense Secretary Mattis: Russia's Actions in Afghanistan Are a Concern
British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon greets U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis in London on March 31, 2017.  (Matt Dunham/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 31 March 2017 07:52 AM

LONDON — The United States is concerned about Russia's presence in Afghanistan and its interactions with Taliban fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

"We have seen Russian activity vis-à-vis the Taliban," Mattis said during a news conference in London.

"I'm not going to say at this point if that has manifested into weapons and that sort of thing, but certainly what they're up to there in light of their other activities gives us concern."

Mattis added that he had not yet decided whether to recommend an increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan.

© 2021 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
The United States is concerned about Russia's presence in Afghanistan and its interactions with Taliban fighters, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.
mattis, russia, afghanistan
94
2017-52-31
Friday, 31 March 2017 07:52 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved