The United States questions the establishment of a military alliance between Russia and China

BAGHDAD, US Defense Secretary James Matisse said he believed Russia and China were unable to form a military alliance despite extensive joint exercises.

"I do not think that these countries act according to their own interests and I do not see what unites Russia and China in the long term," Matisse said in a press statement.

The largest military exercise of the Cold War era, entitled "East-2018," was launched on Tuesday with the participation of 300 soldiers and will continue until September 15, the largest event in the field of preparing the armed forces. The maneuvers have an international status. The exercises will be attended by the Eastern and Central Military Districts, the Northern Fleet, all military land forces, long-range aircraft and military air cargo aircraft, and units from China and Mongolia will participate in one of the exercises. "

Source: National Iraqi News Agency