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London to encourage NATO to increase defense spending because of Trump's rhetoric
21:31, 12 November 2016
London to encourage NATO to increase defense spending because of Trump's rhetoric

His victory gave Britain "momentum" to refer to countries of Alliance with such an appeal

21:31, 12 November 2016

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British Defense Minister Michael Fallon at the EU summit next Monday, November 14 could  appeal to his colleagues in NATO calling for increasing defense spending. Such a request is related to concerns about the fact that US President-elect Donald Trump can reduce financial support for the alliance. About this reported The Daily Telegraph newspaper, citing a source in the Defense Ministry.

Interlocutor in the UK government announced that Trump's victory in the elections and his campaign rhetoric about NATO gave Britain the "momentum" to refer to the countries of Alliance with an appeal.

"Before this, Americans said that they agreed with it and will continue to contribute more than the other participants in NATO.

If the new administration will say that you need to be on guard, it will make you wonder. On the other hand, Europe is also facing great security problems, "- said a government source.

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