NATO Summit first day overshadowed by tensions between allies

Trump Germany held captive by Russia

USA officials have told Reuters that Washington is preparing another review of strategy, a year after Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend involvement in the 17-year-old war.

And he vowed not to be "taken advantage" of by the European Union, which he accuses of freeloading by relying on the United States for its defence while restricting USA imports into the bloc, the world's biggest market.

Mr Trump refused to deny that he had threatened to pull the USA out of the organisation, but said the atmosphere in the meeting was cordial.

"The most likely outcome is the restarting of the strategic stability talks between the USA and Russian Federation", said former assistant Secretary of State Frank Rose in an interview with Reuters. A source close to Macron said Trump had voiced his "personal attachment" to Europe and gave "rather positive and constructive messages" to his allies.

"It's sad when Germany makes a massive gas deal with Russia where you're supposed to be guarding against Russia, and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia", he said.

The US president has made clear that he will continue on his drive on defence spending, and is now calling for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries to increase their commitment for defence spending to 4 per cent of gross domestic product, double the previous target. Trump's suggestion was informal and made in a closed-door session of on Wednesday, but it did little to ease tensions at an already charged meeting.

"I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany".

Ukraine and parts of eastern Europe fear their partners to the west may be much less vocal next time if they receive their natural gas through a different set of pipelines, allowing Russian Federation to cut off its unruly neighbours with impunity. "And I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it".

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Reversing the harsh criticisms he has leveled at NATO, President Trump says the alliance is very strong - in part because of promises from America's allies to boost their military budgets to 2 percent of their gross domestic product.

Senior State Department officials have also completed three days of talks on Iran in Saudi Arabia, and "discussed new ways to deprive the regime of revenues", a State Department official told reporters traveling on Pompeo's plane.

The summit is shaping up to be the most divisive since the alliance was forced 69 years ago and Mr Trump was combative from the off.

Instead, a series of events - a black-tie dinner with business leaders, a meeting with May and an audience with Queen Elizabeth II - will happen outside the bustling city, where Mayor Sadiq Khan has been in a verbal battle with Trump.

But Warsaw has at times been nervous about Trump's fondness for Russian President Vladimir Putin, with whom Trump will meet Monday in Helsinki, Finland.

Russia's behavior is another important topic and one that will be most uncomfortable for Trump.

"People are saying, 'He's picking on Germany.' Well, he was", Inhofe said with a chuckle, criticizing the German government for "not even trying to" meet a pledge to devote more to NATO's coffers. Earlier this year, Stoltenberg said the country's "dangerous behavior" included "the illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea, the destabilization of eastern Ukraine, meddling in democratic processes, cyberattacks, and disinformation".

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