NATO: the Alliance cannot be “à la carte”, storms Josep Borrell

The head of European diplomacy firmly responded to Donald Trump’s statements regarding the financial contribution of the member countries of the Alliance.

The maybe “an à la carte alliance”said the head of European diplomacy Josep Borrell on Monday February 12, reacting to who raised the possibility of no longer defending the Alliance countries whose financial contribution is insufficient. “Be serious! Be serious! NATO cannot be an à la carte alliance.launched before an EU ministerial meeting in Brussels.

“In the times we live in, a military alliance cannot function according to the mood of the President of the United States, it is not: “yes, no, tomorrow, no, it depends”. Let’s go! NATO exists or it does not exist.he got annoyed. “During this (American election) campaign, we are going to see and hear a lot of things (…) Don’t count on me to comment on all the stupid ideas that will be expressed during a national campaign in the United States”he warned.

“Distressing and dangerous”

During a meeting, the former American president, who will probably face Joe Biden in the November presidential election, reported on Saturday a conversation he would have had with one of the heads of state of NATO, without naming it. “One of the presidents of a big country stood up and said, ‘Sir, if we don’t pay and we’re attacked by Russia, will you protect us?'”he said, before revealing his answer: “No, I won’t protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever they want. You have to pay your bills”.

reacted strongly: “The fact that Donald Trump admits that he plans to give (Russian President Vladimir) Putin the green light for more wars and violence, to continue his brutal assault on a free Ukraine and to extend his aggression to the people of Poland and the Baltic States is distressing and dangerous”he said on Sunday.

“Any suggestion that Allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security, including that of the United States, and places American and European soldiers at increased risk.”for his part indicated the Secretary General of NATO. “NATO remains ready and capable of defending all Allies”he insisted in a press release. “I am convinced that the United States will remain a strong and committed Ally within NATO, regardless of who wins the presidential election”he added.

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