German Officials, Trump Exchange Criticism Ahead Of NATO Summit

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Hutchison made a point to emphasize her view that one of the themes of the gathering of alliance leaders is "going to be NATO's strength and unity".

A total of 40% of those surveyed expressed a negative attitude towards the USA, while 29% said they viewed America positively. Some U.S. officials expressed their concern about a meeting without any other aides present. "We have succeeded I believe, but it's time to take a step forward". In addition to plotting global policy together, Putin and Trump have often commiserated with one another over both the "deep state" and "fake news, ' according to one senior official".

Peter Beyer, transatlantic coordinator for Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, told a German newspaper chain that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states had not been included in the planning for the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16.

Trump has shown his affinity for closed-door meetings already during his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last month.

He told Mr. Putin that Russian Federation and the United States should get along better. There were claims the Russian leader had embarrassing information with which he was blackmailing Trump.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who plans to attend a football match between France and Belgium Tuesday, the Kremlin said Monday.

Ironically, all this is happening as the push to increase defence spending on the part of the Europeans and Canada, begun during the Obama administration, is actually working.

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"NATO really is making progress, and they are doing it really at President Trump's insistence", Ms. Hutchison said on "Fox News Sunday".

What this summit should be about is a handful of hard strategic and tactical challenges facing the alliance.

"And we are standing behind them on that", she said. A+ for Trump on this one. What we're trying to do is make that relationship more free and fair. Separately, the USA envoy said she's concerned that Russian Federation is trying to "flip" Turkey and other American allies to its column.

Defence spending by our allies is certainly worthy of discussion-as it has been for years.

Second, Putin will blame all of the problems in U.S. -Russia relations on Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.

She said she expected unanimous agreement among NATO's 29 members on proposals to reform the alliance command structure, increase readiness for possible threats from Russian Federation on NATO's eastern flank, add a new training mission for Iraq and increase counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

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