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Pompeo warns Hungary not to let Russia divide West

AFP  |  Budapest 

US warned on Monday that was seeking to divide the West, while his Hungarian counterpart slammed criticism of Budapest's ties with as "enormous hypocrisy".

Pompeo, on a visit to the most pro-member of the European Union, said Hungary's dependence on Moscow's gas and its friendship with amounted to a national security risk.

"We must not let Putin drive wedges between friends in NATO," told a joint conference with Szijjarto.

But the Hungarian said Western criticism of Hungary's diplomacy was misguided as other European nations were also engaged in with

"There is an enormous hypocrisy and political correctness in the European political arena," he said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 23:35 IST