Next week, the Nato heads of state and government will gather in the UK for the organisation’s 70th anniversary. On past form, a festival of celebration and self-congratulation
The infighting is mostly due to Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria. Macron has complained that Trump pulled US troops out of the region without warning his NATO allies. Turkey saw the move as a greenlight to send its troops in.
Maintaining the NATO defence alliance is of utmost importance to Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday after French President Emmanuel Macron said NATO
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Thursday confront Emmanuel Macron in Paris over the French president’s claim the alliance is suffering “brain death,”
President Donald Trump kicks off a two-day whirlwind of meetings with NATO alliance members, but his focus appears to remain centered on the impeachment inquiry playing out at home.
Underlining the breadth of strife in a transatlantic bloc hailed by its backers as the most successful military alliance in history, Trump demanded that Europe pay more for defence and also make concessions to US interests on trade.
Esper's comments come at a time when some US officials have blamed China for the coronavirus outbreak. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday Washington had evidence the disease emerged from a Chinese lab, which Beijing strongly denies.
They were laughing at him, and it made President Trump angry. So when asked about the video clip that appeared to show NATO leaders commiserating about Trumpian behaviour, the president was snappish.
Trudeau was picked up by microphones at a Buckingham Palace reception for Nato leaders on Tuesday evening apparently laughing about an impromptu press conference Trump did earlier.
Nato leaders gathered at a golf resort near London on Wednesday for a summit acrimonious even by the standards of the Trump era, aiming to tackle sharp disagreements over spending, future threats including China and Turkey’s role in the alliance.