North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to up defence spending
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states to up defence spending
President Trump with Theresa May at the Nato summit in Brussels yesterdayGEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT AP
12 July, 2018, 20:54
Donald Trump told a press conference that the USA were not treated fairly but now they are.
Trump, Smith said, "upended world order in the way that no president has".
Trump said there had been "tremendous progress" and that allies were "going to up it at levels they've never seen before".
But there were no immediate specifics on what Trump said he had achieved, and French President Emmanuel Macron quickly disputed Trump's claim that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have agreed to boost defense spending beyond 2 percent of gross domestic product.
In 2017, the United States spent 3.1 percent of its GDP on defense, while Estonia, Greece, Poland and the United Kingdom stand as the only countries which have crossed the two percent threshold.
He continued the attack Thursday, complaining that "Germany just started paying Russian Federation, the country they want protection from, Billions of Dollars for their Energy needs coming out of a new pipeline from Russian Federation". And he called alliance members "delinquent" on their contributions to NATO's budget. Trump and Merkel later held businesslike talks on the sidelines of the summit.
"They have pledged to spend more", Smith concluded, "they are not freeloaders". "It's really extraordinary that Donald Trump has to be the person to point out that the emperor in Europe has no clothes". And I would like to thank President Trump for his leadership on defense spending-it is clearly having an impact,"NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said".
During a working breakfast that marked the start of the summit, Trump claimed Germany is "controlled" by Russian Federation due to an energy partnership between the two countries.
Trump has now preposterously upped the demand, insisting that every member nation pay 4 percent of its GDP on defense - an amount the US doesn't even live up to.
A pair of GOP senators who have been more critical of Trump's foreign policy took a separate trip to Europe over the July Fourth recess.
Trump has described the spending situation as "disproportionate and not fair to the taxpayers of the United States".
During brief remarks to reporters, he mostly praised Trump's approach.
Senior State Department officials have also completed three days of talks on Iran in Saudi Arabia, and "discussed new ways to deprive the regime of revenues", a State Department official told reporters traveling on Pompeo's plane.
The mood was already prickly ahead of the summit, prompting a terse exhortation from the European Union's President Donald Tusk for Trump to "appreciate" his allies and reminding him that Europe had come to its aid following the 9/11 attacks.
"Because we understand that when we stand together, also in dealing with Russian Federation, we are stronger", Stoltenberg said. US Turkish relations have recently been strained because of issues ranging from Syria to Iran, but some diplomats say the two leaders - both criticised for their polarising politics - have established a bond.
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Trump next heads to Windsor Castle later Friday for tea with the queen, as protesters stage a mass demonstration in London . President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport, Britain, July 12 2018.
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Avenatti said his client was taken into custody while performing at a strip club in Columbus. "There has to be higher priorities". However, Trump - who initially denied knowledge of the payment - subsequently conceded that Cohen was in fact reimbursed.
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