Trump says North Atlantic Treaty Organisation not obsolete

Rachel Hardy
Апреля 13, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence met with Stoltenberg shortly after, reassuring the alliance that the USA would meet its treaty obligations if necessary.

"Right now we are not getting along with Russian Federation at all", Trump said.

At a news conference, the President also admitted the U.S. was "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and relations between the two global powers may be at an "all-time low".

He called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "a butcher" and said "I have absolutely no doubt we did the right thing" in launching the missile strike. That attack prompted a retaliatory USA missile strike.

President Trump also weighed in on Secretary of State Tillerson's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, saying Tillerson did a "terrific job" but that time will tell on the meeting's outcome.

"Putin is backing a person that's truly an evil person", the president said this week in an interview with the Fox Business Network.

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Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday in Moscow for the first time.

Trump's harder line comes amid growing questions about whether his aides and associates colluded with Russian meddling in the USA election. "No. 2, the countries aren't paying what they're supposed to pay", Trump said in January. "Right now the world is a mess".

"We don't want escalation". "President Trump congratulates the Montenegrin people for their resilience and their demonstrated commitment to NATO's democratic values". He floated the idea of easing sanctions imposed on the country for its incursions into Ukraine.

White House officials also said they considered "credible" and "concern [ing]" reports of Russian involvement in last October's coup plot in Montenegro, whose North Atlantic Treaty Organisation accession Trump certified on Tuesday. Only five of the 28 member states now do so, including the U.S. "We need to explore with them what areas we could...cooperate on". The choice of Montenegro is likely to annoy Russian Federation even more as it was part of the Soviet Union and there were reports of an attempted coup by Moscow some years back.

President Donald Trump will welcome Argentina's president, Mauricio Macri, to the White House at the end of April.

"I said it was obsolete".

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