North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Join the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria

Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Fiumicino's Leonardo Da Vinci International airport near Rome Tuesday

Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at Fiumicino's Leonardo Da Vinci International airport near Rome Tuesday

"Twenty-three of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying and what they're supposed to be paying for their defense", Trump said during a speech at NATO's headquarters.

President Trump's world view seems to combine a distaste for Islam with a predilection for monarchs of any background-for anyone with a decent palace, really. While Trump argued that numerous allies "owe massive amounts of money from past years", the 2% defense spending benchmark that allies must meet is created to boost their military, not to funnel money to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or other allies. " "Some leaders serious, others whispering to each other".

The president avoided making public comments on the subject and the prime minister appeared content to take Mr Trump's word as he vowed to stop further leaks.

Diplomatic sources say some member states such as France, Germany and Italy had opposed such a move for fear the alliance would be dragged into a ground war and risk relations with Arab powers.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer later said that there was no reason for Trump to reaffirm the USA commitment to the mutual defense pledge, known as Article 5, becuase the ceremony itself was one honoring the clause. NATO's decision to join the coalition against the Islamic State has little to offer since all the NATO countries are already involved in that coalition in one way or another, the Russian Ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko told Rossiya'24 news channel.

Trump is awesome because I'm pretty sure he does this because he's a celebrity, not because he's the president.

British officials are particularly angry that photos detailing evidence about the bomb used in the Manchester attack were published.

I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

"Some issues remain open, like climate and trade".

But in remarks that humiliated other leaders, Trump said that "NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations". He said unity must be found around values like freedom and human rights and dignity.

The push followed another tense encounter: a odd handshake with newly elected France's president Emmanuel Macron. As the press watched, the two men exchanged a very firm handshake during their meeting, both men gripping tight, their faces showing the strain.

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