Position of full stop

However, he accused Nato countries of a “fierce hybrid confrontation” against Russia that now “dangerously balances on the edge of an open military clash.”

clash." ends the quotation. I notice in such a quotation sometimes the full stop is outside the closing quotation mark: clash".

Is it a case of British vs Americsn English ?

Thanks!

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In the US it’s done both ways and both are acceptable. I only use the period inside the quote, the way it’s written in your example. I’ve read that in BrE it’s more common to use a second period outside the quote.

By the way, NATO should be all caps.

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However, he accused the NATO countries of a “fierce hybrid confrontation” against Russia, which was now balancing “dangerously on the brink of an open military clash”.

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