Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Truss

Washington, DC (STL.NewsThe US Department of State released the following statement:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss to take stock of recent engagements to deter Russia from its troubling military build-up in and near Ukraine.  The United States and the United Kingdom are coordinating with each other, as well as with NATO and European allies and partners, to encourage Russia to de-escalate tensions and commit to a path of diplomacy.  The Secretary and Foreign Secretary Truss also discussed coordination to stand firmly against economic coercion by the People’s Republic of China, and how to reach a successful conclusion on talks with Iran on mutual return to implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.