UK foreign secretary to call for more sanctions on Russia during first US visit
August 22, 2018 | World | No Comments|
Washington (CNN)Making his first visit to the US since taking office, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to deliver a speech Tuesday that will call on the European Union “to ensure its sanctions against Russia are comprehensive, and that we truly stand shoulder to shoulder with the US.”
Hunt, who assumed the role of UK foreign secretary last month following the resignation of Boris Johnson, will focus his remarks on the global response to Russia’s “malign behavior,” which “undermines the international order that keeps us safe,” according to excerpts of the speech obtained by CNN.
“Of course we must engage with Moscow, but we must also be blunt: Russia’s foreign policy under President Putin has made the world a more dangerous place,” Hunt will say at the US Institute of Peace in Washington.