U.S. President Donald Trump told fellow NATO leaders on Thursday that the United States would never stop fighting terrorism, calling the Manchester attacks “savage” and “barbaric”.
While he also accused low-spending members of the alliance of owing “massive amounts of money” to NATO, Trump said he and allies would drive out militants and urged all nations to do the same.
“We will never waiver in our determination to defeat terrorism and achieve lasting security, prosperity and peace,” Trump said after unveiling a memorial to the Sept.11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington at the NATO headquarters.
“Terrorism must be stopped or … the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever,” Trump said, referring to Monday’s suicide bomb in the northern English city that killed 22 people, including children.
–Reuters, Robin Emmott, Gabriela Baczynska, Steve Holland
US President Donald Trump today met his newly-elected French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels.
Trump’s wife Melania Trump was with the president as they welcomed Macron to the US embassy in Brussels ahead of the NATO summit today, an AFP journalist said.
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On the fourth leg of a grueling overseas trip, President Trump met with Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, and shared an eyebrow-raising handshake with President Emmanuel Macron of France.
Mr. Tusk said that there were differences of opinion over Russia, but that when it came to Ukraine, “it seems that we were on the same line.”
Mr. Trump will also meet with other European leaders, and analysts said anxiety was high but expectations were low. It is Mr. Trump’s first visit to the Belgian capital — headquarters of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization — since he called the city a “hellhole.”
After Mr. Trump urged the alliance to do more against terrorism, NATO announced that it would formally join the fight against the Islamic State.
–The New York Times,