With tensions in the Western alliance running high over Trump's trade tariffs on European steel and his demands for more contributions to ease the burden on USA taxpayers, the latest remarks fuelled concerns among allies over the US role in keeping the peace that has reigned since World War II.
Dr. Claudia Major, a researcher at the German Institute for International Security affairs, said that Germany, in particular, does more for the alliance than spend on its own defense, including deploying troops to Afghanistan, "and eventually, two percent is an arbitrary measurement that does not say much about efficiency and output". But with tensions in the Western alliance smouldering over Trump's trade tariffs on European steel and his demands for more contributions to ease the burden on USA taxpayers, his earlier remarks fuelled concerns among allies for the U.S. role in keeping the peace that has reigned since World War II.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insists the project is a private commercial venture.
The Guardian quotes her as saying, "I have experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union".
However, Trump would "do better to lower the decibel levels in public", Burns said in a " Squawk Box " interview.
In a pointed apparent reference to Mr Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Tusk noted that European military spending "is an investment in our security, which can not be said with confidence about Russian and Chinese spending".Читайте также: Nevada judge halts use of drug in planned execution
However, former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), who is the current USA ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, told reporters in a conference call last week that Trump is committed to "NATO's strength and unity", according to the New York Times.
"There are disagreements on trade. The transatlantic bond is not one, there are many ties, some of them have been weakened".
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has significant concerns over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would bring gas from Russian Federation to the Baltic coast of Germany.
"They made tremendous success and I believe our trade will increase and lots of other things but we will see what happens over the next few months".
Trump said: "We're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting all of these countries".
Hannity pointed out that Germany is spending billions of dollars on an energy pipeline between them and Russian Federation, and that the country's former chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, is the one leading the business effort. Tim Kaine, D-Va. "I'm very anxious".
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