The U.S. “strongly support” of NATO, but urged other Alliance members to fully comply with the obligations of its financing. As reported by NBC, said on Monday, February 6, President Donald trump, speaking at the headquarters of the Central command of the Armed forces of the United States in Florida.
“We strongly support NATO. We only ask that all NATO members have made full and appropriate financial contributions to the Alliance, many of them do not,” said trump.
The White house noted that many NATO members are far from being able to fulfill obligations and to spend on defense at least two percent of GDP, reports TASS. “They [the States] were in relation to us is extremely unfair,” he added.
Earlier, on 6 February after a telephone conversation trump with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg became known that the US President will take part in the meeting of leaders of NATO countries to be held in Europe in the second half of may.
January 15, trump said he considers NATO an outdated organization. “First, it (…) was designed many years ago. Second, countries are no longer paying what they should pay,” he said. Also, in his opinion, the Alliance is not enough attention to terrorism, which is a disadvantage. The politician admitted that, despite all this, NATO is “very important for him”.