1. Mid of UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt approaching podium
2. Wide of Hunt speaking
3 . SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, UK Foreign Secretary:
"Established rules of international conduct are repeatedly being flouted by major countries like Russia. The seizure of Crimea in 2014 was the first time that territory has been annexed in Europe by force of arms since 1945."
4. Wide of Hunt at the podium
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, UK Foreign Secretary:
"This March the Russian government even used a banned nerve agent on the streets of Salisbury in Britain in an attempt to assassinate Sergei and Yulia Skripal. One British citizen was tragically killed as a result. Such aggressive and malign behavior undermines the international order that keeps us safe. And of course we must engage with Moscow, but we must also be blunt. Russia's foreign policy under President Putin has made the world a more dangerous place."
6. Mid of Hunt answering a question from the audience
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, UK Foreign Secretary:
"Those who don't share our values need to know that there will always be a serious price to pay if red lines are crossed by the territorial incursions, the use of banned weapons, or increasingly cyber attacks. And part of that credibility comes from unity."
8. Tight of questioner in the audience
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, UK Foreign Secretary:
One of the biggest threats to European unity will be a chaotic no deal Brexit. Britain would of course find a way to prosper and we face many greater challenges in our history. We will always be a dependable ally for the U.S. and all countries that share our values. But the risk of a messy divorce, as opposed to the friendship, we seek will be a fissure in relations between European allies that would take a generation to heal. A geostrategic era for Europe at an extremely vulnerable time in our history. So as I've been saying to European governments now is the time for the European Commission to engage with an open mind with fair and constructive proposals made by the prime minister.
10. Wide of questioner in the audience
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, UK Foreign Secretary:
In Britain, the 52 percent of our country who voted to leave the EU cannot be dismissed as far right extremists. Nor the many who see change in the US. Our two histories share a common thread of the benefits of freedom and prosperity progressively being shared by more and more of our peoples. But if our electorates believe that such benefits are no longer being shared fairly between political elites and the people they represent then resentment boils over."
12. Wide of Hunt at the podium
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Hunt, UK Foreign Secretary:
But there's much more to do and we must all prove in this new era that free open capitalist values are the key to economic renewal and prosperity. Free trade is critical to that. And the United Kingdom warmly welcomes the support from the U.S. administration for UK-US free trade deal.
UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that Russia's foreign policy under Vladimir Putin "has made the world a more dangerous place" and repeated his call for the European Commission to negotiate fairly with Great Britain over Brexit.
He made the comments during a wide-ranging speech on global challenges at the U.S. Institute Peace in Washington, D.C.
"Those who don't share our values need to know that there will always be a serious price to pay if red lines are crossed by territorial incursions, by the use of banned weapons, or increasingly cyber attacks," he said.
Hunt also pointed to such challenges as the changing East-West balance of power, the fraying of domestic support for democracy in Western countries, and the continuing threat from Islamist terrorism.
He told the audience it's key to rebuild alliances, regain economic momentum that lies at root of political power,
and address domestic concerns about the impacts of globalization.
Britain is due to leave the EU on March 29, and aims to hammer out an agreement with the bloc on divorce terms and the outlines of future trade in the next few months so that it can be approved by individual EU countries before Brexit day.
But talks have got bogged down amid infighting within Prime Minister Theresa May's divided Conservative government, and fears of a "no-deal" Brexit are growing.
Hunt said that outcome would be bad both for Britain and for the EU.
"The risk of a messy divorce, as opposed to the friendship, we seek will be a fissure in relations between European allies that would take a generation to heal," he said.