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US proxies in Syria failed, direct NATO action will end in shame – Iran’s top adviser

Should NATO try to get directly involved in Syria, it will end in failure on the scale of the Vietnam war, says the senior foreign policy advisor to Iran’s supreme leader. Any engagement in the region would be a “swamp,” he said. A NATO task force is “ready to deploy on short notice” as part of the alliance’s commitment to ...

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Alcohol is not to blame for Juncker’s stumbling at NATO summit, EU comission says

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is recovering from “painful attack of sciatica” he suffered at the meeting in Brussels, the commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas has said rebuffing “insulting” rumors of drunkenness. Juncker was captured on camera struggling to keep balance and stumbling surrounded by world leaders ahead of a gala at NATO headquarters on Wednesday. Some politicians rushed to help, ...

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Drunk or in pain? EU’s Juncker filmed stumbling at NATO summit (VIDEO)

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was caught on film losing his balance and stumbling as he was surrounded by world leaders. Some say he was suffering from back pain, while others speculate that he was simply drunk. Meeting with NATO leaders seems to be a rather trying ordeal for Junker, as the EU Commission chief was seen barely keeping his ...

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‘Very consistent, stable genius’: Trump says he won’t change his mind on NATO spending

US President Donald Trump rejected the suggestion he might change his tune on NATO military spending once he boards the Air Force One, calling himself “very consistent” and “stable genius” once again. At the summit in Brussels, Trump bluntly demanded that all NATO countries devote at least 2 percent of their GDP to military spending immediately, and not by 2025. ...

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NATO summit day 2: Trump congratulates himself on victory despite no visible policy change

Wrapping up a chaotic NATO summit, Donald Trump fawned over what he believes to be securing a major increase in European Allies’ spending while jovially promising that he could bring the US out of the bloc at his whim. The US President, who arrived in Brussels in arms against Germany and Russia and pressured European leaders to spend more on ...

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If Trump continues pushing Europeans, it would bring an end to NATO – Wimmer

Donald Trump’s policy of pressuring European countries on issues like defense spending, Russia cooperation or trade will ultimately end NATO, Willy Wimmer, Germany’s former State Secretary for Defense, told RT. Commenting on the outcome of this week’s NATO summit in Brussels, during which the US president criticized European members of the alliance of spending too little on defense and berated ...

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Trump warns NATO allies US can ‘do our own thing’ if 2% spending goal not met – reports

US President Donald Trump has reportedly told NATO allies that the US would do their “own thing” if members didn’t up defense spending to 2% of GDP despite reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the bloc. The not-so-veiled threat was reported by NATO officials and diplomats inside an unscheduled crisis meeting of the alliance on Thursday morning, according to Politico.  Further sources ...

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If ‘everyone’ has good relations with Russia, Nord Stream may be ‘less of a problem’ – Trump to NATO

Donald Trump, who chastised Germany for buying energy from Russia and extending the natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries, indicated he may reconsider his stance if “everybody” has a good relationship with Russia. US President Donald Trump hinted at the change of heart at a media conference following the NATO summit in Brussels. “Frankly, maybe everybody is going to ...

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From 2 to 4%: Trump turns the screws on NATO allies to up defense spending

Donald Trump is now demanding that NATO nations spend 4% of their GDP on defense, doubling the current spending commitment that many member states are already struggling to meet. Tweeting from Brussels – where the US president is currently locking horns with his NATO allies during their annual summit – Trump said that Berlin’s reliance on NATO protection while also ...

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Trump says he 'thinks' he can pull out of NATO without congressional approval

HomeUS News Published time: 12 Jul, 2018 10:49 Edited time: 12 Jul, 2018 10:56 Get short URL Speaking with journalists at the NATO summit in Brussels, Donald Trump said he “thinks” he can pull out of NATO without congressional approval. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT US News

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