5/17/2018, 9:25 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US prepared to defend its interests in Mediterranean - Navy chief

The United States maritime forces are ready and prepared to defend the interests of their country in the Mediterranean region, commander of the US Naval Forces in Europe and Africa Admiral James Foggo (pictured) told Sputnik on Thursday, the day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian warships will constantly monitor the Mediterranean Sea. However, the admiral stressed that the US doesn't seek to provoke a conflict with other forces present in the area.

"The US works with its allies and partners to deter war and maintain the rules to guarantee open international order," Foggo said. The navy commander underlined the US strategic access to the area of the Mediterranean as a crucial aspect in its response to threats against its allies and partners in the region.

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