Donald Trump slams North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over military spending ahead of summit

NATO Braces For Trump, White House Says Business As Usual

On other occasions, the two men discussed Syria, where Putin offered to help Trump achieve his agenda of pulling the USA out of the region, before advisers urged the President not to accept such an offer.

The tensions with Trump look all the more stark in the context of a summit that will take important decisions to boost NATO's ability to defend itself from the threat it sees from Russian Federation.

- Weaken NATO by sowing doubt with our allies whether the USA would come to their assistance if needed.

At the G20 summit in Germany previous year, Trump and Putin and spoke privately for over two hours accompanied only by translators, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Germany's defense minister last week rebuffed Trump's twinning of trade and European defense spending.

Trump is giving power to Russian Federation and China while taking it away from the United States and the Atlantic alliance. Trump has said the US nuclear capability needs renewing.

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He then laced into German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who will be in attendance in Brussels, complaining about how much the United States put toward Germany's defense: "And I said, you know, Angela, I can't guarantee it, but we're protecting you, and it means a lot more to you".

Sources told CNN that while Trump has already met the Russian president, the private meeting will allow Trump to develop the relationship between the two leaders.

European allies may be less anxious about how Trump might behave in Brussels than about what he could say or do in his meeting with Putin, whose approval he so appears to crave.

Given the president's reported desire to explore pulling USA troops from Germany, one administration official said "there is nothing being said at all about the troop alignment in Germany or anything that would change the 32,00 troop force we have in Germany". A quarter of the survey's participants hoped for an improvement in relations, while nine percent say that relations will deteriorate even further.

"Russia should be in this meeting", Trump said in June.

But Hutchinson, and the US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, gave upbeat assessments of the upcoming meetings. These include the seemingly endless mission in Afghanistan (about 25,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops remain there, 15,000 of them from the US); protecting the alliance members in the Baltics from Russian cyberattacks; a plan for approaching the rapidly opening Arctic Ocean (five North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies have significant coastlines threatened by an increasingly activist Moscow); and Nato's role in the Middle East.

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