Russia is a friend, not an enemy of NATO -- US president

President George W. Bush of the United States said that Russia did not pose a threat, and for this reason it is necessary to change the military strategy of NATO and recognise a new reality - that Russia is a friend, not an enemy.

George W. Bush said this on Monday in a conversation with a group of journalists with whom the incumbent of the White House discussed his coming visit to the NATO summit.

Having reminded them that at a time NATO was formed to counter the Warsaw Treaty military block, George W. Bush said that today the Warsaw Treaty did not exist any longer, but a threat to all of us existed. This is a threat in the form of international and global terrorism, and we must be able to combat it, underscored the incumbent of the White House.