PHILADELPHIA (Pennsylvania), July 29. /TASS/. Hillary Clinton has formally accepted the nomination for the US presidency as the candidate from the Democratic Party. Speaking on Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, she thanked the party members for their confidence and accepted their nomination as a candidate for the November 8 election.
"It is with humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise that I accept your nomination for President of the United States," Clinton said to thunderous applause of the convention guests and delegates at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Clinton has become the first woman ever to accept a major US party’s presidential nomination.
Hillary Clinton has said that in her view, Russia poses a threat that must be repelled, including by increasing NATO power.
"I’m proud to stand by our allies in NATO against any threat they face, including from Russia," she said. Clinton said that if she wins the November election she would further strengthen the US armed forces and strictly implement obligations to the North Atlantic Alliance.