Aug 21, 2018 - World

U.K. foreign secretary will call on Europe to match Trump's Russia sanctions

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt speaking

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks to the media at the Foreign Ministry on July 23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Sean Gallup via Getty Images

To kick off his first visit to the U.S. Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will call on Europe to match the Trump administration's freshly imposed sanctions on Russia in response to the Novichok poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the U.K., per the BBC.

What we're watching: Hunt's speech will emphasize Western solidarity against Russia's "malign behavior" around the world, including its attempts to interfere in foreign elections. According to prepared remarks, he will say: "Russia’s foreign policy under President Putin has made the world a more dangerous place." Hunt will also meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the UN Security Council during his three-day visit.

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