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Trump Walks Back NATO Threats, Takes 'Total Credit' For Spending Boost

12 July 2018, 10:40 | Devin Moran

Nato members keep wary eye on Trump's mood

Donald Trump At NATO Summit Says Germany Is'Captive Of Russia

Then, in a head-snapping pivot at the end, on Thursday he declared the alliance a "fine-tuned machine" that had acceded to his demands to speed up increases in military spending.

"We had a very intense summit", Merkel told reporters after the session.

However, a formal summit declaration issued by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders Wednesday reaffirmed their "unwavering commitment" to the two percent pledge set in 2014 and made no reference to any effort to get to four percent.

During the summit, Trump reportedly broke diplomatic protocol by calling German Chancellor Angela Merkel by her first name, saying "Angela, you need to do something about this", a source told Reuters. People are paying money that they never paid before.

"In that we also defend the interests of the United States".

Instead, a series of events - a black-tie dinner with business leaders, a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II - will happen outside the bustling city, where Mayor Sadiq Khan has been in a verbal battle with Trump.

Says Stoltenberg: "We have agreed that we're committed to the pledge increasing defence spending to 2 percent". "I would think that Putin would be very well prepared, obviously, with answers ... that they've been thinking about for a long time". No, I don't know him very much. That would mark a significant milestone for the alliance.




Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said flatly that he agreed "no increase in spending" beyond that previously agreed by Rome, which past year spent 1.1 percent on defence and is labouring under heavy debts that severely limit its options.

She said: "I have experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union". The target date to get military spending to 2% is 2024.

As the drama unfolded, a day after Trump launched a virulent public attack on German policy, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg cleared the room of many officials and the invited leaders of non-members Georgia and Afghanistan so that the other 28 leaders could hold a closed session with the president. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, full champagne flute in hand, came over to greet the first lady, and the two talked for several minutes.

Including that commitment, however, Canada's current defence spending plans are only expected to bring it to 1.4% of GDP by 2024 - well short of the Wales target. But the vehemence of Trump's on-camera breakfast attack on Germany for its backing of a second Nord Stream gas pipeline, and for being "captive" to Russian Federation came as a shock.

Asked what he will discuss with the Russian president, Trump replied: "We will be asking about Syria, I will be asking about meddling, your favourite question".

Trump said there had been "tremendous progress" after his "firm" warnings during the tense two-day meeting in Brussels, during which he singled out Germany for special criticism.

Stoltenberg said: "We had a very frank and open discussion".



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