President Donald Trump, in joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, said he no longer believes that the foreign treaty organization is "obsolete", a view he held during the 2016 campaign.
During a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, Trump said NATO "is no longer obsolete" because it has adapted to focus on handling the threat of terror. "If other countries pay their fair share instead of relying on the U.S.to make up the difference, we will be much more secure". "I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change, and now they do fight terrorism", Trump beamed.
NATO is "central to ensuring peace and security on the European continent", the White House said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that Montenegro's membership will signal to other aspirants that the "door to membership in the Euro-Atlantic community of nations remains open".
NATO's secretary general says defense spending is only part of the picture, though.
Trump said it's "possible" but "unlikely" Russian Federation did not know Assad's team was prepping that gas attack on Syrian citizens.
Trump called Tillerson's work in Moscow "absolutely terrific" but said "the end result is what's important, not just talk".
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Donald Trump said US relations with Russian Federation are at an all time low and admitted it's possible the country knew in advance of the chemical attack in Syria that left at least 80 people dead.
Trump's evolution was likely impacted by his decision last week to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles against the Syrian government, a move that prompted backlash from Moscow, according to a US officials who briefed reporters Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
Russian Federation is strongly opposed to any Western tilt by Montenegro and its Balkan neighbors. "We need to explore with them what areas we could...cooperate on".
"Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person", the president said this week in an interview with the Fox Business Network. "I think it's wonderful that they abstained", he said. I think it's very bad for mankind.
Trump talked often about getting along with Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin throughout the campaign.