US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will miss a meeting of Nato foreign ministers next month, US officials say. He will instead travel to a G7 meeting in Sicily, Italy, and then to Moscow to meet Russian leaders. Under Secretary of State Tom Shannon will represent the US at the Western military alliance meeting in Brussels.
Correspondents say the move will add to concerns about US President Donald Trump's commitment to Nato as he seeks better relations with Moscow.
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