“NATO is no longer obsolete”, assures President Trump

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Donald Trump met with the leader of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg (i). | Photo: EFE

“I said that it was obsolete. It is no longer obsolete”. So, the US President Donald Trump gave a shift in its opinion on the Organization of the Treaty of the North Atlantic (NATO), which criticized days before assuming control of the White House.
During his first meeting with the Secretary general of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, the President of the United States left behind his criticism of last January, when he called the military bloc’s “obsolete” by not fighting hard enough against terrorism.

 

Great meeting with NATO Secretary General – we agreed on the importance of getting countries to pay their fair share & focus on the threat of terrorism.
A shared publication of Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) 12 Apr 2017 (s) 2:49 PDT “I complained about it long ago. I said that it was obsolete. It is no longer obsolete”, said Trump alongside Stoltenberg after his meeting, which he described as”productive”and that both agreed to a greater involvement of NATO in the fight against terrorism.
Now Trump the NATO is a “bulwark of peace and security”, “fundamental” in stability after World War II and “ending with communism”.
> NATO: 68 years of crimes in the name of peace yet, insisted that members should “pay its fair share”, and stressed that not only will that the countries of the Alliance are safer but also NATO “will be most effective”.
The Republican has maintained its demand that the other members of the organization raise its defence commitment to two percent of its gross domestic product (GDP).

We continue to strengthen the transatlantic bond w / fairer burden-sharing in #NATO & increased efforts to fight terrorism w/@realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/BQ9IiRB4dV – Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) 12 April 2017 right now are few that meet that goal, while the United States defence spending represents more than 3 percent of its GDP, and Germany, for example it spends only about 1.2 percent.
> Tillerson requires NATO to increase spending in defense, “thank you for your attention in this matter. All we are seeing the effects of its approach”, said Stoltenberg, who said that”the clear and direct message of President Trump has helped, and we see how countries are beginning to work in the right direction”.