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    NATO Poses No Threat to Russia - French FM Ayrault

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    According to the French foreign minister, NATO poses no threat to Russia.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Tuesday that NATO does not pose a threat to Russia, and insisted the the Russia-NATO council should meet before the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw.

    "NATO is not a threat to Russia," Ayrault said at a news conference in Moscow following talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    "I believe another [Russia-NATO Council] meeting should be held before the Warsaw conference," he said, adding that this cooperation would benefit the two countries' interests.

    NATO Warsaw Summit will be held on July 8-9, 2016.

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