Defence Minister of the USA emphasized the value of NATO
The new minister of Defense of the United States, James Mattis, in a meeting with NATO secretary-general Jens) the importance of the military alliance is emphasized.
On his first day spoke to Mattis with) about the common values of the USA and NATO. “The minister stressed in the interview that the U.S. is always first to Europe looks when she is looking for allies to which values to protect,” said a spokesman from the Pentagon.
The phone call will be according to the spokesman certainly be continued, and “both looking forward to being together in person to meet”. Mattis has, apart from the conversation with) also with the defence of Great Britain, and Canada.
The American president Donald Trump called the NATO rather obsolete because the organization, according to him, no protection against terrorist attacks.
Trump said in an interview with the New York Times in addition, that member states of NATO to pay too little and that the biggest part is financed by the US. He called that unfair.
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