Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense

Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defenseDays after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn Wednesday for calling NATO’s undergirding principle into question and for attacking “tiny” Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow. Trump’s comments, which a former US ambassador to NATO decried as a “gift to Putin,” came in an interview with Fox News when he was asked about Article 5, NATO’s common defense clause which states that an attack on one member is an attack on all. Trump responded: “I understand what you’re saying.


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Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense

Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defenseDays after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn Wednesday for calling NATO’s undergirding principle into question and for attacking “tiny” Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow. Trump’s comments, which a former US ambassador to NATO decried as a “gift to Putin,” came in an interview with Fox News when he was asked about Article 5, NATO’s common defense clause which states that an attack on one member is an attack on all. Trump responded: “I understand what you’re saying.


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Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrust

Japan urges N. Korea to jointly break mutual distrustJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday called on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to jointly overcome their mutual distrust, as he confirmed ongoing efforts to arrange a Japan-North Korea summit. In a television interview, Abe said his government has contacted the North Korean side “through various channels” in a bid to arrange a meeting with Kim. During historic talks with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on Tuesday, Kim reportedly said he was open to a meeting with Abe.


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