US threatens EU sanctions: diplomats

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США угрожают ЕС санкциями: названа причинаWashington believed that this could harm not only a constructive relationship between NATO and the EU.

The U.S. Department of defense warned of possible political and commercial consequences in the case that Brussels will continue to focus on the development of European projects in the field of weapons, not taking into account the interests of third countries.

It is reported that the development of the defence capacity of the EU, is “so that it duplicates the military systems that are not interchangeable, only wastes scarce defense resources and creates unnecessary competition between NATO and the EU.”

“The United States is deeply concerned by the adoption of a Regulation of the European defense Fund, and the General conditions of the Permanent structured cooperation in defence”, – said in a letter sent to the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini Deputy Secretary of state Ellen Lord.

Washington believed that this could harm not only a constructive relationship between NATO and the EU, but also potentially to resume the controversial discussions which are “dominated 15 years ago, contacts (EU and USA) European defence initiatives”.

The United States insists that the European documents were changed so that were removed conditions relating to intellectual property and export control, as well as the item on the right to veto, which allows the country leading the project, to invite the cooperation of those businesses that she wants.

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