News Trump's Pressure On NATO Is Working, US Ambassador Claims

10 July, 2018, 07:59 | Author: Jason Torres
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More than half of Russians (56%) anticipate no significant results from the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump in Helsinki, the All-Russia Public Opinion Research Center said in a statement on Monday.

"I do think Russian Federation is trying to flip Turkey; they're trying to flip many of our allies", Hutchison said. Trump will meet with Putin next week, and met with Kim at the incredibly weird summit in Singapore in June. He has pulled the USA out of the Paris climate agreement as well as the Iran nuclear deal, slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and threatened additional tariffs on products like automobiles. 'I'm confident the UK-US alliance will play a leading role in advancing our shared values of democracy and freedom, ' he said. When I served as Nato's supreme allied commander from 2009-2013, we had controversy and disagreements aplenty over Afghanistan and Libya, for example, and endless arguments over equitable burden-sharing between the U.S. and the other allies.

He told Putin that officials had even tried to prevent the phone call entirely.

The NATO summit is likely to be dominated by Trump's insistence that member nations step up and pay more for their joint defence.

Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, said Putin "will enjoy the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit from the perspective that it embodies further division and fragmentation".

Member countries are anxious that Trump will spurn them and threaten to unravel the organization, their fears stemming from the G7 meeting last month.

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The fact that President Trump avoided criticizing Putin since he came to power is one of the reasons provided by some individuals to demonstrate the proximity between Trump and Russian Federation. "They are still trying to undermine the election cycle in 2018", said Lindsey Graham.

President Donald Trump is planning to meet one-on-one with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at their summit July 16 in Helsinki.

On Crimea: Trump has increased the USA military presence in Europe after the "annexation illegally of Crimea by Russia", Hutchison said.

Allies are braced for a barrage of invective from Trump for not spending enough on defense, and are apprehensive that his often skeptical tone on the alliance that has underpinned European security for 70 years might turn into outright hostility.

This disdain for US allies is essentially the beating heart of much of Trump's foreign policy, it seems. Which means his words and deeds during his European swing will drive policy - especially since aides have acknowledged Trump has few goals for the two summits.

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