Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

Everyone's agreed to substantially up their commitment. "It's been unbelievable to see the level of spirit in that room".

"I made clear that we know that we have to do more and that we have been doing so for quite a while", said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Trump declared that a joint natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left Angela Merkel's government "totally controlled" and "captive to Russian Federation".

Soloch said that U.S. sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream 2 could be in the pipeline.

After throwing hand grenades for a day-and-a-half behind the scenes, insulting allies, and questioning the military alliance's very reason for being, the media was preparing for Mr Trump to do the same in a formal press conference - albeit hastily arranged.

Trump has repeatedly questioned Russia's role in meddling in the 2016 presidential election and has said he believes Putin's claim that his government did not interfere in Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton. Trump then went on to say that Washington was "extremely tough on Russia" under his rule.

In addition to lessening Europe's reliance on Russian gas, Trump's attack on Nord Stream-2 is also part of an effort to boost United States liquefied natural gas exports to Germany, Alexei Kokin, a senior oil and gas analyst at UralSib Financial Corp in Moscow, told New Europe by phone on July 12.

Trump had spent his time in Brussels berating members of the military alliance for failing to spend enough of their money on defence, accusing Europe of freeloading off the USA and raising doubts about whether he would come to members' defence if they were attacked. "[But] We have no choice", Trump concluded.

"Everybody's talking about it all over the world, they're saying we're paying you billions of dollars to protect you but you're paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation".

Trump: "Only five of 29 countries were making their commitment and that's now changed". Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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Trump said he wanted "peace all over the world, that's my goal", and he wanted to achieve this by building up the military, with his dream to have the best military equipment in the world and never have to use it. The US leader told journalists at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her country residence in Chequers.

While Republican Trump has gone softer on Putin, calling him a "competitor" and "not my enemy" on Thursday, lawmakers from both parties hardened their warnings to Trump before he sits down with the Russian leader in Helsinki on Monday.

"So I would imagine that's what they will do, but maybe they will take a little bit of a different route".

This gives Putin, who invaded the Ukrainian territory of Crimea in early 2014 without major reaction from the West, even more leeway to shape the global balance of power despite its relative economic weakness versus major adversaries like China and the United States.

And after hinting Thursday that the alliance is in trouble, he asserted that his aggressive demands at this week's summit had suddenly turned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation into a "fine-tuned machine" that will treat the U.S.

Referring to an ongoing investigation into ties between his election campaign and Russian Federation, he decried a "rigged witch-hunt" that was hurting the United States and its relationship with Russian Federation.

Mr Trump stated his commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, speaking after reports that he had warned leaders that the United States could pull out of the alliance if other members failed to increase their contributions.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday told CNN that the organisation's member countries have committed to defence spending at two percent of GDP, but would not confirm US President Donald Trump's claim that the target was actually four percent. "That turning point has always been initiated".

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.

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