[ Director: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano X

sexta-feira, 7 de julho de 2017

In Warsaw, Trump gently criticises Russia

President Donald Trump affirmed the US commitment to the defence of NATO allies yesterday (6 July) in a Warsaw speech that gently criticized Russia, and he said Western civilization must stand up to “those who would subvert and destroy it”.

In his second trip to Europe as president and shortly before leaving for a potentially fractious G20 meeting in Germany, Trump sought to ease the nerves of US allies after failing in May to endorse the principle of collective defence enshrined in Article Five of the NATO treaty.
As a presidential candidate Trump called NATO obsolete, but he has since changed his position on the alliance’s relevance. (...)

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