Instead, he said, the other 28 allies had agreed to increase their defence spending more quickly to meet a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation target of two percent of their national income within a few years. "It's been incredible to see the level of spirit in that room".
But French president Emmanuel Macron denied any change in policy as a result of Mr Trump's involvement, saying the allies had simply reaffirmed their earlier commitment to increase defence spending to two per cent of gross domestic product by 2024. He then stunned allies by telling them to eventually double the figure to a punishing four percent.
But Mr Macron said his U.S. counterpart had not threatened to leave, insisting: "President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw".
Trump said he does not anticipate a "Perry Mason" moment when he confronts Putin on the issue, a reference to a decades-old USA television courtroom drama, and he predicted Putin would continue to deny the allegations.
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg, speaking an hour after Trump's plane roared over North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters en route to the United Kingdom, said Trump's dollar figure referred to the increase in defence spending in the previous year.
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They're also anxious about his potential embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin during a summit in Helsinki. He says , "I think Putin may be the easiest of them all". "As far as I'm concerned, a competitor".
"The US commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation remains strong", he added, "mainly because (of) the additional money they have committed".
"Whatever you do, it's OK with me", he said after talks with May, adding: "The only thing I ask of Theresa is to make sure we can trade". Doc seems to agree with our president that the U.S.is getting the short end of the deal by spending significantly more on defense than our allies.
Trump himself did not give specific details on when his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies would fulfill the United States demands and to what amount. What we learned today was that more members of the GRU, the Russian intelligence unit within their military, were involved.
In response to a question about the atmosphere during the working session and whether European leaders feel blackmailed by the US, Radev said the atmosphere in the hall was not "one of the most pleasant". We have bben following a very bright path for the last 10 years and every summit is a step forward for us, including this summit where the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states assembled and gave the current events of Ukraine and Georgia a suitable name- Russian aggression and the occupation of independent states.
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TRUMP, speaking Friday after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit marked by his scorching rhetoric and capped by a contentious emergency meeting: "There was a lot of love in that room".
Woody Johnson, the USA ambassador to the United Kingdom, dismissed the significance of the protests, telling Fox News that one of the reasons the two countries are so close "is because we have the freedoms that we've all fought for".
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". Also Thursday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg insisted that Georgia will one day join the world's biggest security alliance, despite separatist ambitions in parts of the former Soviet republic.
Critics said they were skeptical Trump would press the issue at all, despite the indictments.
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Durbin said Todd had a point but that his colleagues understood the significance of the decision that's before them. Liberal advocacy groups are challenging Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to keep the Democrats united.