Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Trump hails 'tremendous progress' on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending

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Ellis Copeland | 13 July, 2018, 20:47

A frustrated Trump went further when North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials actually met behind closed doors, first pushing them to double the agreed-upon goal for each nation's defense spending and then all but threatening to walk away from America's closest allies if they didn't pony up.

In the Brussels summit declaration published on Wednesday, nothing changed. Probably not much, as the US contributes between one-fifth and one-quarter of NATO's annual budget of about $2 billion.

The Kremlin yesterday (12 July) rejected US President Donald Trump's description of Germany as a "captive" of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance, saying his statement was part of a US campaign to bully Europe into buying American energy supplies.

At NATO's 2014 summit in Wales, in the face of new Russian aggression and the annexation of Crimea, the allies had pledged to increase investments in defence and move towards investing 2 per cent of their GDP in collective security. "It confirms the goal of 2% by 2024".

"The communique is clear", Macron said.

At the same time Washington wanted to put on paper its concerns over Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 president election in the United States, the newspaper said, citing unnamed USA officials.

TRUMP: "One of the states we won, Wisconsin _ I didn't even realize this until fairly recently - that was the one state that Ronald Reagan didn't win when he ran the board his second time".

After German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit back at US President Donald Trump for taunting Germany as "Russia's captive" for its alleged overdependence on Moscow for energy saying Berlin took its independent decisions, the Kremlin also lashed out at the American president over the same, saying Trump said so to bully Europe into buying its own energy, Reuters reported.

This is vital to the future of the organisation and concerns all parties, but this issue was not being discussed, Radev said. "They're very strong. Very unified, very strong".

"Trump did in Brussels what he has done elsewhere: He manufactured a crisis and then grandiosely claimed to have fixed it, leaving America's allies bruised and irritated", Paris said.

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Mr Trump also said he was "cracking down" on the European Union as "they have not treated the United States fairly on trading". Yet, now that protesters are planning to fly a great big diapered Baby Trump blimp, he doesn't feel welcome anymore.


"I don't think you'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me.' There won't be a Perry Mason here", Trump said at a press conference on Friday in Britain.

'I am just saying I think he would be a great prime minister. We saw some incredible anti-terrorism things that are being done here in conjunction with the US.

Never mind that the 2 percent guideline was established in 2006 - or that other leaders more or less snickered at Trump's 4 percent ask.

In 2011, when the United States was still heavily involved in Afghanistan and Iraq, defence spending was at 4.78% of GDP. We are being played for fools.

He says Canada - where current defence spending plans are only expected to reach 1.4 per cent of GDP - has promised to reverse a decline in military resources with an eye towards the two per cent target.

Trump's comments come ahead of his summit in Helsinki, Finland with Putin.

"I believe in Nato", Mr Trump told a press conference after a fraught Nato summit in Brussels.

"In terms of real capability, the alliance has become stronger over the last couple of years", he said.

"The U.S. position strikes us as not constructive and in contradiction to the rules of worldwide trade and economic relations", he said.

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