World Trump reaffirms commitment to defend US and allies

01:50  04 september  2017
01:50  04 september  2017 Source:   Reuters

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President Trump underlined the U . S . commitment to defending other members of NATO during a Friday press conference, just He also repeated his assertion that NATO allies need to pay more dues so that America does not shoulder too much of the financial burden when it comes to cost-sharing.

Trump reaffirms pledge to NATO in Warsaw speech 1:10. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?" Trump praised Poland for meeting its NATO commitments , and for its recent decision to purchase the U . S .-made Patriot missile defence system.

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WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned in a phone call North Korea's "continued destabilizing and provocative actions," following that country's most recent nuclear test, the White House said on Sunday.

Trump also reaffirmed that Washington would defend itself and its allies "using the full range of diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear capabilities at our disposal," the White House said.

"The two leaders condemned North Korea’s continued destabilizing and provocative actions, confirmed the two countries’ ironclad mutual defense commitments, and pledged to continue close cooperation," the statement said.

(Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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