Russia wants positive relationship with US: Jim Mattis

FILE - In this Monday, May 29, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Defense James Mattis stands in attention at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. during a Memorial Day ceremony. Mattis suggests the Trump administration's defense policy toward Asia will look a lot like that of its predecessors. He outlined policy goals in remarks to reporters traveling with him from Hawaii to Singapore on Friday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Vastavam web: There was an indication of Russia wanted a positive relationship with the US said by United states defence secretary Jim Mattis. I do not see any indication that Mr. Putin would want a positive relationship with us. That is not to say we can’t get there as we look for common ground,” Mattis told . he has chosen to be competitive, a strategic competitor with us and we will have to deal with that he said.