US President Donald Trump has told his NATO allies in Brussels that all members of the alliance must pay their fair share of defence spending.
He voiced his long held concern that alliance members are not paying enough. President Trump said that bombing of a pop concert in the British city of Manchester on Monday, claimed by the Islamic State group, showed that terrorism must be stopped in its tracks.
He said that the NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck an entirely different note as she unveiled a memorial made up of a section of the Berlin Wall to mark the end of the Cold War. She said Germany will not forget the contribution of NATO in reunify Germany.
Therefore, Germany will indeed makeour contribution to security and solidarity in the common alliance.
Trump’s rebuke came despite NATO saying it would formally join the US-led coalition against IS at the summit, despite reservations in France and Germany about getting involved in another conflict.