Canada NATO to reinforce Russian threat to Trump: PM

23:31  10 july  2018
23:31  10 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Obama and Bush also pressed NATO allies to spend more on defense

  Obama and Bush also pressed NATO allies to spend more on defense What makes Trump different is how central the issue has become to his assessment of NATO's fundamental value.President Donald Trump has put defense spending levels among NATO-member countries front and center this week in Brussels, where he has repeatedly berated America's NATO allies for not meeting an agreed-upon goal for each country to spend 2 percent of its annual gross domestic product on defense.

In this anti- Russia outlook, NATO is fully reflecting what the Trump administration has been articulating in several policy papers, labeling Russia , along with China, as a greater threat than terrorism.

The Trump statement followed an announcement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that the alliance will join the US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq. It seems that the US administration and NATO are now going to exploit the ‘ Russian threat ’ issue in order to justify their actions in the

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says President Donald Trump will face anti-Russian solidarity around the NATO table on Wednesday.

Ahead of the 29-country military summit, Trump said Tuesday that Putin is less of a problem for him than under spending NATO allies, and the EU's pending Brexit breakup with the U.K.

Trudeau says the NATO "table" remains united in its view that Russia is creating significant problems in the world.

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He says the NATO alliance, built on a view of shared democratic values, is as relevant now as it was when it was created to counter the then Soviet Union, following the Second World War.

Trump has been railing against NATO allies for what he sees as weak defence spending.

The U.S. president is also threatening to disrupt the NATO summit by minimizing the negative influence of Russia.

Canada extending mission in Latvia .
Canada extending mission in LatviaTrudeau made the announcement in Riga following a meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis and indicated that he hopes the increased Canadian commitment to Latvia gets the attention of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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