US ambassador hits out at Hungary’s ‘unhinged anti-American messaging’


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The US ambassador to Hungary has said Washington will act in response to Budapest’s “dangerously unhinged anti-American messaging” and “expanding relationship with Russia”. In a landmark speech in Budapest on Thursday, David Pressman took direct aim at the controversial foreign policy of Hungary’s longtime prime minister, Viktor Orbán, while also accusing the Hungarian government of rampant corruption and undermining independent institutions. “This speech is about a longtime friend and ally saying and doing things that undermine trust and friendship,” Pressman said, referring to Hungary. “We cannot ignore it when the speaker of Hungary’s national assembly asserts that Putin’s war in...