(United Press International)Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey said Thursday the United States needs to pressure Russia and China to cooperate in breaking the alliance between North Korea, Syria and Iran.
"The implications of these relationships are stark for U.S. security interests," Woolsey said at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
He recommended the U.S. threaten to stop buying gas and oil from Russia, a major supplier to the U.S.
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"We need a system where we have a choice at the pump," Woolsey said. "…something to compete with oil products to put pressure on Russia to get their attention."
He also recommended the U.S. use sanctions against Chinese financial institutions to "target foreign banks doing business with Syrian financial institutions," Woolsey said.