The news agency Buratha 68[ltr] 02/16/2017[/ltr]
Sergei Shoigu confirmed his country 's readiness to resume military cooperation with the United States, but warned his country 's rejection of the language of intimidation and threats.
The Russian defense minister in his remarks Thursday:
We are ready to resume cooperation with the Pentagon. However , the attempts to establish a dialogue with Russia from a position of strength invalid attempts.
The remarks came commenting on US Secretary of Defense James Mattis , who said during the meeting of defense ministers of NATO member states , the United States is eager to resume cooperation with Russia but Moscow intends to address "from a position of strength remarks."
He said Russian Defense Minister:
waiting for clarification on the Pentagon 's position during a meeting with Chief of Staff of the Russian army Gen. Valery Gerasimov with his US counterpart Joseph Dunford in Baku today.